September 16, 2021

Affordable Open-Source Robot Dog

Xiaomi CyberDog is an affordable robot pet with some amazing features.

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Xiaomi enters the robotics industry with its new CyberDog, which was unveiled together with the Xiaomi Mix 4 smartphone. The cyber dog costs under $1,600 and on the other hand, the manufacturing cost of the Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog is approximately US$70,000. The difference is that Xiaomi CyberDog users will have to take on some important programming tasks.

Cyberdog is based on an open-source and XIAOMI encourages robot developers to share activity modules and other components across the community.

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX chipset powers the software. With a 21 TOPS price, Xiaomi boasts 384 CUDA cores, 48 Tensor cores, and twin deep learning acceleration engines, as well as a 128GB near-industrial-grade SSD.

The CyberDog is inspired by quadrupeds. On the front is the Intel RealSense D450 depth camera. Xiaomi has built-in many cameras and other smartphone sensors, including binocular ultra-wide-angle fisheye lenses, ultrasonic sensors, GPS and touch sensors, and a six-microphone array.

Xiaomi has built its own servo motor for movement. Therefore, Cyber ​​Dog can travel at speeds up to 3.2 meters per second or more than 7 miles per hour. Complex movements like back somersaults are also possible. It can carry up to 3 kg of weight.

Xiaomi has created action modules such as self-tracking, SLAM, centimeter-level obstacle avoidance, and navigation. The CyberDog can evaluate the surrounding environment in real-time while generating a navigation map and drawing a route to the target to avoid obstacles along the way.

It can use face recognition to locate and track the owner throughout the room, avoiding possible obstacles along the way.

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In addition, a voice assistant is integrated for hands-free operation. Thanks to three USB Type-C connections and one HDMI port, owners can install anything from searchlights to panoramic or sports cameras, and even LIDAR.

There is no news on whether the Xiaomi Cyberdog will be sold outside of China. Compared with other robot dogs currently on the market, a reasonably priced cyber dog seems to be an easier choice. (Via)

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