Jake Dyson has revealed the next phase of Dyson's five-year £2.75 billion investment plan: the company will be working on machines that use software and connectivity to improve themselves in the coming period. He says Dyson engineers are working on a new generation of intelligent, self-improving, connected products as the company builds its software-based team.
Dyson takes big steps in the world of robotics
Dyson has already produced a lot of clever things. For example, the recently launched Dyson Gen5 Detect is able to inform the user about microscopic particles and the Dyson 360 Heurist robot vacuum cleaner starts cleaning independently.
But now it's time for the bigger work: machines that become more intelligent as you use them. Self-learning machines. “The mission? Machines that get more intelligent the longer you own them, with the ability to self-identify, troubleshoot and fix problems, all before you notice something is wrong”, said Dyson.
Significant expansion of software and connectivity team
To achieve this mission, Dyson has significantly expanded its software and connectivity team. In their own words, the team is more than 10 times larger than its original size. With this enormous growth, it is clear that Dyson will really focus on making vacuum cleaners and air purifiers smarter.
Possibly more smart home options
Although Dyson does not yet seem to dare mention the words ‘smart home' in its investment plans, there is a good chance that it will also pay attention to this. It could be very interesting to have a Dyson air purifier start automatically if a vacuum cleaner detects a lot of dust particles or pollen thanks to a Piezo sensor.
Today it is already possible to operate various Dyson machines via voice commands or to control them via a smartphone app.