Dyson engineers are researching robotics, but it takes time. We could have launched DC06 and heralded it as the first robotic vacuum cleaner. It has three onboard computers, 2,000 electronic components, 27 separate circuit boards and 70 sensory devices. As robots go, it's highly advanced. More so in fact than robot vacuums available today. But we want one that cleans properly and guides itself more logically than a human would. A truly autonomous machine, rather than a glorified carpet sweeper. Propulsion and battery life will be key. And we're getting closer.