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Watch out, Roomba – Dyson is serious about robots for home

11
Feb
2014

Dyson is very interested in producing its own domestic robots and robot vacuum cleaners, BBC News reports, as the company will invest £5 million in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London. The research project will be run by Imperial’s professor Andrew Davison, who has been working with Dyson since 2005, and will “focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them.“ Davison is an expert in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) systems using a single camera. “A truly intelligent domestic robot needs to complete complex everyday tasks while adapting to a constantly changing environment,” Davison told BBC News. “We will research and develop systems that allow machines to both understand and perceive

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