Recent news from China has seen the unveiling of a quadrupedal robot named ‘CyberDog’ by the tech giant Xiaomi. The company claims it ‘holds unforetold potential’. CyberDog, the latest breakthrough in robotics, has had a huge impact.
The company is not yet certain what CyberDog will be used for, but it has highlighted the open-source nature and stated that 1000 units would initially be made available to Xiaomi engineers and fans. The initial units will be priced at around $1540.
The CyberDog has a pet-like nature and can respond to voice commands. It can also follow its owner like a real puppy. The CyberDog is sleeker, more futuristic, and more menacing.
CyberDog can even perform backflips and achieve speeds of up to 3.2m/s. It also weighs in at 3kg. Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier AI platform powers the robot and it is equipped with a variety of sensors and cameras. The robot is equipped with touch sensors, a GPS module, and an ultra-wide-angle fisheye lens. Intel’s RealSense D450 camera allows for depth-sensing. These components allow the robot to navigate semi-autonomously.
There are three USB-C ports on the robot and one HDMI port. The hardware can also be upgraded. The CyberDog is a great robotic companion for those who want to have a pet instead of a casual pet.