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Xiaomi reveals CyberDog: Bio-Inspired Quadruped Robot Dog
The Xiaomi CyberDog will immediately look familiar to anyone that has seen Boston Dynamics' robot dog in action, and is open source.
The CyberDog is described as a bio-inspired quadruped robot that is powered by NVIDIA’s Jetson Xavier NX AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems paired with 128GB of near-industrial grade SSD.
There are a plethora of cameras, microphones, and sensors on the head of the robot that gives it spatial perception comparable to the human eye.
The sensors include AI cameras, binocular ultra-wide cameras, and Intel’s RealSense D450 depth camera module that helps the robot achieve centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance and navigation.
CyberDog can be controlled in three ways – via the mobile phone app, voice control, and a remote control pictured below that is sold separately.
Only a handful of Xiaomi phones including the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, Redmi K40, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi 10X, and Mi MIX 2S are supported at the moment.
The CyberDog, with its in-house developed high-performance servo motor, has a wide range of movements including running, jumping, turning left or right. and leaning forward.
It can also do a backflip, roll around, and stand on its hind legs. It has a maximum walking speed of 3.2m/s and a maximum payload of 3kg.
Xiaomi’s XiaoAI system is built into the robot and it can be used to control compatible smart home appliances such as the TV, vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, and air purifier.
While Boston Dynamic’s Spot sells for $74,500, Xiaomi’s CyberDog sells for a fraction of that at ¥9999 (~$1541).
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