Xiaomi has just unveiled its first quadruped robot – CyberDog. This is the company’s first foray into quadruped robotics for the open-source community and developers globally.
CyberDog is calibrated with in-house developed servo motors that translate into a wide range of motion with great speed and agility. Its maximum torque output and rotation speed go up to 32N·m/220Rpm. It is able to conduct a range of high-speed movements up to 3.2m/s and complicated actions like backflips.
The robot is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform which includes 384 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines.
It is equipped with 11 high-precision sensors for instant feedback to guide its movements. This includes touch sensors, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules, and more. These allow the quadruped robot enhanced capability to sense, analyze, and interact with its environment.
For perception, CyberDog is embedded with AI interactive cameras, binocular ultra wide-angle fisheye cameras, and Intel RealSense D450 Depth module.
It can analyze its surroundings in real-time, create navigational maps, plot its destination, and avoid obstacles with autonomous object tracking, SLAM. Additionally, the robot is coupled with human posture and face recognition tracking so it can follow its owner.
Users can use voice assistants to command and control the quadruped bot by setting a wake word or use the remote and smartphone app.
The robot is developed with rich external interfaces that include 3 Type-C ports and an HDMI port. This gives developers the freedom to explore and integrate their own add-ons or software systems.
Xiaomi is releasing 1,000 units of CyberDog at CNY 9,999 to Xioami Fans, engineers, and robotic enthusiasts. The company will also set up the Xiaomi Open Source Community for users to share progress and results.