Earlier this year, Xiaomi announced the CyberDog robot at the launch of the Mi Mix 4 and Mi Pad 5 smartphones. CyberDog is the first robot product made by mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi.
CyberDog looks similar to the Spot robot from Boston Dynamics as far as its outward appearance is concerned. Xiaomi’s robot is equipped with the smallest artificial intelligence supercomputer in the world, the AI Jeston Xavier NX from Nvidia.
CyberDog is equipped with 11 sensors throughout its body which include touch and ultrasonic sensors. The robot dog’s head is also equipped with a number of cameras, including a panoramic lens, Intel RealSense D450 camera, LIDAR, and GPS. All of that gives CyberDog the ability to interact with the surrounding environment.
The robot is also said to be able to follow its owner and can avoid obstacles thanks to the GPS embedded in it. CyberDog owners can control it via voice commands, remote control, and phone apps.
However, not all Xiaomi phones support the CyberDog robot control feature. A number of smartphones that can support CyberDog are Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, Redmi K40, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi 10X, Redmi 10X Pro, and the last one is Mi Mix 2S.
In addition, CyberDog is also able to run at a speed of 3.2 meters per second and can do backflips. The robot is equipped with three USB-C ports and one HDMI port which serves to facilitate the connection between the robot and other devices.
It doesn’t stop there, the 3 kg robot can also recognize body postures and detect human faces. This ability is thanks to the support of sensors embedded in the robot. This means that CyberDog can recognize its owner even in a crowd.
Launching TheVerge, CyberDog behaves like a pet. The robot can also recognize spoken words and understand commands given to it.
The robot made by Xiaomi is the first phase of an open-source project intended for developers. CyberDog can be programmed and modified as per developer requirements. CyberDog is only produced in a limited way, which is only 1,000 units. The robot is sold for 9,999 Yuan (approximately Rp. 22.2 million).