Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot Spot is one of the most popular robots on the market. Although it is an advanced machine, the company marketed the Spot robot at a high price last year. So, inspired by Spot, Xiaomi recently introduced a much cheaper version of the robot called the Xiaomi Cyber Dog.
The Chinese giant unveiled a quadruple spot-like robot with the Mi Mix 4 and Mi Pad 5 series earlier this week. CyberDog is essentially an industrial robot that resembles the Boston Dynamics spot. However, Xiaomi sells robots at a fraction of the price. The details are as follows.
Xiaomi Cyber Dog
The Xiaomi Cyber Dog is a bio-inspired quadruple robot powered by Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NXAI supercomputer for embedded and edge systems. Combined with 1258GB of near-industrial grade SSD storage, it has 21 TOPS AI performance.
As expected, CyberDog comes with a set of cameras, sensors and microphones that enable automatic navigation and object detection. These include artificial intelligence (AI) -supported cameras, binocular ultra-wide-angle lenses, and Intel’s RealSense D450 Depth Camera Module, which enables robot dogs to detect and avoid obstacles at the centimeter level.
It’s also a feature Xiaomi’s in-house servo motor This allows the robot to make several movements, such as running, jumping, turning, leaning forward, and so on. In addition, CyberDog can backflip, roll over, and even stand on its hind legs. It can walk at speeds of up to 3.2 m / s and can carry payloads of up to 3 kg. You can see the actual operation here.
When it comes to controlling CyberDog, users will be able to control the robot in three different ways. You can control the robot using a dedicated mobile app, the included remote control, or voice. However, very few Xiaomi smartphones currently support the app, including the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, Redmi K40, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi 10X, and Mi Mix 2S. According to the company, support for more devices will be added in the coming days.
In addition, Xiaomi Integrated the Xiao AI system into Cyber Dog.. This allows the robot to basically control a variety of compatible smart AIoT devices such as smart TVs, smart vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and air purifiers.
Price and stock status
Now, when it comes to robot prices, Boston Dynamics spots cost $ 74,500 (Rs 55,32,928), while Xiaomi’s Cyber Dog sells for around RMB 9,999, which is $ 1,541 (1, It is equivalent to 14,520 rupees). The Xiaomi Cyber Dog robot can be found on the company’s official website in China.