The Xiaomi CyberDog can be seen in action today at the Xiaomi store in the Sun Plaza shopping center in Bucharest. Live demonstrations are free and will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Smart Bionic Dog is Xiaomi’s first foray into this type of robotics. Designed to mimic the experience of owning a real pet, the CyberDog robot has bionic movement, can see, hear and recognize its owner, and can follow instructions.
Unlike Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs, which are intended solely for military and industrial use, the CyberDog is intended for use as both military technology and a personal companion.
The CyberDog is also much cheaper, priced around $1,500, unlike Boston Dynamics’ most similar robotic quadruped, Spot, which costs just over $73,000 to purchase.
In order to expand this field of robotics and be one of the leading companies in innovation, Xiaomi runs the CyberDog on an open-source platform, which aims to encourage robotics enthusiasts to develop a new code for this one.
According to Xiaomi, the CyberDog runs on an NVIDIA processor, with 384 CUDA cores, 48 Tensor cores, 6 Carmel ARM processors and two deep learning acceleration engines.
The robot dog is equipped with a high-performance servo motor developed by Xiaomi, which can provide a walking speed of 3.2m/s or 11.52km/h. It has multiple AI cameras and high-precision image sensors located all over its body, including touch sensors and an ultra-wide fisheye lens.
His abilities include the ability to perform real-time scans of his surroundings, create navigation paths, plot his destination, avoid obstacles in the way, turn around, perform backflips, and respond voice commands (thanks to its six microphones).
Besides voice activation, CyberDog can also be controlled via remote control or mobile app.
The robot dog is quite small and light, with dimensions of 77.1 x 35.5 x 40 cm and a weight of 14 kg.
Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an open-source IoT platform at its core. As one of the world’s leading smartphone companies, the company’s market share in smartphone shipments ranked 3rd globally in Q4 2021.
The company has created the largest AIoT (AI+IoT) platform for its users, with 478 million smart devices connected to this platform in early 2022.
Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 markets worldwide, and in August 2021 the company was listed for the third time on the Fortune Global 500 list.
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