Dyson could be working on autonomous vacuums

Posted: 14 February 2017 | By Darcie Thompson-Fields

British tech giant Dyson has announced it is investing $561million in IoT.

The vacuum cleaner maker will be using the investment to fund a new research facility in Singapore. Dyson has sad that the new Technology Centre will focus on “connected technology and intelligent machines”.

The centre will comprise of development labs focusing on advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, hardware and robotics.

Along with the research and development facility, Dyson will employ an advanced manufacturing team to implement industrial IoT technologies. A new facility called the Technology Centre at the company’s Singapore office, will house The Control Tower. The Tower will depict real-time supply chain and logistics data, which will be used to check on the development of global production and shipping.

“It is no coincidence that we are deepening our investment in Singapore to achieve our technology ambitions. Right here, some of the world’s brightest minds are working on artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, fluid dynamics, vision systems to bring hardware, electronics and software together.” Dyson’s founder and chief engineer Sir James Dyson said at the launch event.

“Good software allows Dyson products to actually improve over time and gives them intelligence to understand and respond to their environment.”

Dyson released its first Internet of Things device last year in the form of an air purifier that connects to an app. The company’s further investment into the technology comes after research revealed that a fifth of all European businesses will embrace IoT systems in the near future.

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