The Future Is Here
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Is Dyson About To Unveil A Robot Vacuum Cleaner With Computer Vision?

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

British appliance company Dyson has released an intriguing teaser video to promote its latest product. We're not entirely sure what it is, but this RoboCop-inspired ad has us thinking it's a robotic vacuum cleaner equipped with computer vision.

A Roomba-like vacuum cleaner is probably a good guess. Earlier this year, Dyson poured £5 million (USD$8.2 million) into a lab that focuses on helping robots "understand and adapt to the world around them" at London's Imperial College. And this past February, founder James Dyson told the BBC that "mastering [robotic vision] will make our lives easier and lead to previously unthinkable technologies."


The secretive project, dubbed project N223, will be revealed to the public on September 4th.


Which has us wondering — if it's not a vacuum cleaner, what could it possibly be?

[h/t Verge]