Principal Robotics Perception Research Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus



This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research programme forward by planning, designing and developing next generation robotics perception systems to solve problems in real world robotics. You will lead and influence research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products, working in a multi disciplinary environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

Market Overview

Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 15 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But our Dyson 360 Eye™ robot is just the start. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent – able to understand environments and navigate with complex sensors and algorithms. There’s more to discover. The future is robotic. All Dyson products will be part of the internet of things. And our Robotics team is helping us to unveil this next generation.

Function Overview

Join a growing team working to put useful robotic systems into the homes of the general public. We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, or intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.


  • Design and implementation novel solutions to real world problems in robotics perception
  • Design prototype software & implement in C++, Python or Matlab
  • Maintain awareness of all internal robotics technology research activities and contribute where appropriate
  • Provide technical input to Dyson's research strategy for robotics products
  • Assist in planning the research team's work and technology roadmap
  • Assist and mentor junior engineers with their technical work
  • Liaise and influence external institutions involved in Dyson's research strategy, such as the Dyson Robot Lab at Imperial College.


  • PhD (or equivalent industrial research experience) applied to practical problems in robotics perception or computer vision.
  • Understanding of systems design and integration
  • Proven ability to integrate low and high level software with corresponding physical systems
  • Understanding of different sensors and their limitations
  • Ability to design new algorithms for actuation driven by perception
  • Be conversant with state of the art perception technology e.g. Deep CNN.


  • C++, Python, Matlab
  • Knowledge of existing robotics software frameworks (e.g. ROS, YARP).
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment
  • Experience using open-source libraries

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 10-Aug-2017

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