Xiaomi CyberDog Launched – A Dynamic Robot Dog
Chinese company Xiaomi in a surprise move has presented another future technology product with its new bio-inspired quadruped robot – CyberDog.
The CyberDog is a quadruped robot that you can call the manufacturer’s own version of Boston Dynamic’s Spot robot dog. It is 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. The former has an AI performance of 21 TOPS.
CyberDog has enhanced capability to perceive its surroundings. It comes embedded with an array of camera sensors including AI interactive cameras, binocular ultra wide angle fisheye cameras, and Intel ® RealSense™ D450 Depth module, and can be trained with its computer vision algorithm.
Users can use voice assistants to command and control CyberDog by setting a wake word, or simply use its accompanying remote and smartphone app. CyberDog can be called on for the most unique tasks, and the ways in which it can be interacted with holds unforetold possibilities.
CyberDog can be used to control compatible smart home appliances such as the TV, vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, and air purifier since it has the XiaoAI system in built as well.
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.
CyberDog Price and Availability
While Boston Dynamic’s Spot sells for $74,500, Xiaomi’s CyberDog sells for a fraction of that at ¥9999 (~$1541). Of course, there are significant differences between the two robots, but if you have always wanted a robot similar to Boston Dynamic’s Spot, Xiaomi’s CyberDog is a significantly more affordable version.