Xiaomi Debuts An Open-Source Smart Robot Dog That You Can Customize

Aug 10, 2021

Category: Tech

Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has entered the “terrifying robot dog” space with their new CyberDog, a dead ringer for Boston Dynamics’ infamous $75K Spot that costs just over $1,500.

The Xiaomi CyberDog is capable of quadrupedal locomotion, with a top speed of 3.2m/s and the ability to do legitimate backflips. The robot is powered by an NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform AI supercomputer that features 384 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines. CyberDog navigates the world via 11 sensors, including touch sensors, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules, and more, and it’s equipped with an Intel RealSense D450 Depth module for centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance. It can create maps and navigate its environment in real-time, which combined with its human-recognition software allows it to follow its owner if desired. Intended for developers and Xiaomi enthusiasts, the CyberDog is built on an open-source platform that is meant to be augmented, allowing for owners to customize their robot friends however they see fit. And given that they’re priced at just RMB 9,999 (~$1,542) for Mainland China consumers, we fully expect to see a few of these robot dogs kitted out in the near future.

Purchase: $1,542+

Photo: Xiaomi
Photo: Xiaomi
Photo: Xiaomi

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