Xiaomi launches an open-source quadruped robot called “CyberDog.” The open-source robotics project has been introduced as Xiaomi’s first open-source community, representing the company’s debut into a completely new market. The idea isn’t entirely unexpected, given Xiaomi’s long-held intentions to create a smart-things ecosystem. Now, following in the footsteps of Samsung, the Xiaomi CyberDog introduces a robot dog that can be used for a variety of tasks.
The open-source robot companion is powered by an NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform AI Supercomputer with 384 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines. It roams around using 11 build-in sensors that provide the robot with instant feedback, allowing it to navigate and interact with its surroundings.
CyberDog is calibrated with Xiaomi’s in-house developed servo motors that translate into great speed, agility, and a wide range of motion. With a maximum torque output and rotation speed up to 32N·m/220Rpm, CyberDog is able to conduct a range of high-speed movements up to 3.2m/s and complicated actions such as backflips.
To up the pet factor, human posture and face recognition tracking allow the robotic pet to follow its owner like a loyal pup while responding to commands via voice assistance. Built with an open-source platform, users are encouraged to personalize their new friends to their liking.
With CyberDog, Xiaomi promises unique programmable computer vision implementation as well as interaction with custom voice commands. Primary AI interactive cameras for reading the environment, as well as ultra-wide fisheye cameras with a binocular vision for general vision — which enable object tracking and route mapping — power the robot’s vision and Intel RealSense D450 Depth module, and can be trained with its computer vision algorithm.
This vision can also recognize faces, allowing owners to customize their interactions with the robot, as well as recognize human gestures and react to precise hand and face movements. It also has voice recognition, so you can give it a cute moniker as a wake-up or call phrase. However, it isn’t particularly cute in appearance, so whether it elicits such emotion in you or not is another matter.
The Xiaomi CyberDog also has three USB-C ports and one HDMI port, allowing users to add more cameras, LiDAR sensors, and other accessories — or even two additional displays to create your own cyber Fluffy from Harry Potter.
Xiaomi believes that its robotics platform is scalable, and to demonstrate this and encourage people to build on it, the company is selling 1,000 of these tiny robots for CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs 1.15 lakh). If you want to