Finally, the Boston Dynamics-style robot dog has become a crowd pleaser. However, there are only 1,000 of them at the moment. Make way for man’s new and most loyal friend based on artificial intelligence.
What would you do with a robo dog? Let him set the watch? Let him ask for your neighbor’s eggs? Upgrade him to a disco dog with LED lights and let him dance to the music?
It seems that all this is soon possible, because with CyberDog Xiaomi offers the first “affordable” electric friend to man. More precisely, the first clone of Boston Dynamics spot.
Xiaomi’s CyberDog is an open source experimental bot – anyone can download, view, and change its source code. Thus, its full potential should only be developed by the community or interested developers. The robot companion weighs 3 kg and costs about 1,500 dollars (9999 CNY). Xiaomi has not provided any information on its exact dimensions yet, but it should be around 40cm high and just over 60cm long.
The robot has servo motors that are supposed to ensure high speed, a great range of motion and plenty of agility. As a result, he should be able to do reverse flips and be fast up to 12 km/h. The maximum torque of the motors is 32 Nm, the rotation speed is 220 rpm.
Inside is Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NX. The microcomputer has 384 CUDA cores and 48 tensor cores as a graphics accelerator, uses a six-core ARM CPU (v8.2, 64-bit) and has two deep learning accelerators installed. All this is complemented by 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 16GB eMMC storage.
Eleven sensors are installed so that the robot can perceive, analyze, act and react accurately and quickly. These include touch sensors, ultra-wide-angle cameras and artificial intelligence, ultrasonic sensors, GPS module, depth module and more. If all that weren’t enough, it can be supplemented with additional sensors thanks to three USB-C ports and one HDMI connection. Panorama cameras, disco lights, lidar sensors, and and. So far nothing is known about the battery capacity.
CyberDog is aware of its surroundings in real time, independently creates navigation maps, can track objects, recognize and avoid obstacles, climb stairs, pick up the newspaper with the help of a yet-to-be-developed tool, or just follow you as a savior. Companion. If necessary, it is controlled via a voice assistant. Otherwise, there is a remote control and a smartphone app.
Currently, CyberDog will be blocking 1,000 new teachers. Xiaomi wants to gain experience and experience with the first batch, before the part is also available for Hinz and Kunz or the nearby dog meadow.
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