CyberDog by Xiaomi is going to be our future pet

CyberDog by Xiaomi is going to be our future pet

On Monday, Xiaomi introduced a four-legged robot, the Cyberdog, that resembles a real dog. 

 Chinese smartphone makers want to use Cyberdog to enter the world of robotics and four-legged friends that can be used for future security checks. 

Xiaomi will be exhibiting Cyber ​​Dog at Mi Homes in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The 

 The 4-legged robot features Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NX AI supercomputer for embedded edge systems and is paired with 128GB of SSD storage. The CyberDog is equipped with 11 sensors that provide instant feedback to guide its movements, making it the perfect Assisted Living partner.

Detecting the surroundings, the CyberDog features camera sensors such as an interactive AI camera, a binocular ultra-wide-angle fisheye camera, and an Intel RealSense D450 depth module. You can train using computer vision algorithms. 

 Based on this vision sensor system are autonomous object tracking, SLAM,  obstacle avoidance and centimetre-scale navigation. CyberDog can analyze your surroundings in real-time, create navigation maps, record your destinations, and avoid obstacles. 

 By combining human posture tracking and face recognition, CyberDog can create real-time navigation maps. Users can also use the voice assistant to command and control CyberDog by setting wake words, as well as using the included remote control and smartphone app.

The robot is more customized by developers, thanks to 3 USB Type-C and 1 HDMI port, searchlight, panoramic camera, or motion camera, LiDAR and above. Xiaomi hasn’t released an official statement about its price yet, but the company sells the Cyber ​​Dog in China for 9,999 yuan in Chinese currency.

The Xiaomi Cyber ​​Dog soon became one of the hottest topics in the tech world, and users want to know more about the brand’s first robot dog. The Xiaomi CyberDog features an NVIDIA AI computing platform and a specially designed servomotor. This produces a speed of 220 rpm and a torque of up to 32 Nm.


Xiaomi claims that Cyber ​​Dog can perform complex movements and postures such as backflips while moving at speeds of up to 11 km / h. In addition to running and walking, you can also perform more complex movements such as rolling, jumping, turning forward, and standing on your hind legs. The CyberDog itself is equipped with 11 precision sensors and a dedicated touch sensor and includes 128GB of SSD storage.

CyberDog includes an embedded camera for vision, an Intel RealSense D450 depth sensor, a room mapping ultrasonic sensor, and a geolocation processor. According to Xiaomi, custom programmable computers have a vision. This allows you to teach your dog to react appropriately when it finds something interesting. You can also train using a custom voice prompt. In addition, the robot is capable of automatic tracking and SLAM mapping. The robot’s field of view is also enhanced by an ultra-wide-angle fish-eye camera with binocular capabilities and an interactive AI camera that can read the environment.

It’s worth noting that this Cyber ​​Dog can recognize faces and provide owners with a personalized experience. Xiaomi CyberDog can also recognize and respond to human gestures. Xiaomi’s CyberDog is equipped with three USB-C ports and one HDMI port that allow it to connect to other devices like LiDAR sensors, additional cameras, and sound systems. Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has announced a four-legged robot called the Cyber ​​Dog. It’s an experimental open-source machine, and the company says it has “unexpected potential.”

 CyberDog is the latest example of a technology company using a four-legged form factor in robotics. The most prominent example of this trend is Spot, a machine manufactured by the US company Boston Dynamics. Spot sold for $ 74,500 last year and has been used in a variety of applications, from monitoring dangerous mines to helping doctors connect remotely with patients. Not as a weapon, but also tested by law enforcement and the military. XIAOMI says CYBER DOG has “pet-like properties”.

 It’s not clear what purpose Xiaomi intends for Cyber ​​Dog. In a press release, the company emphasized the open-source nature of machine design, initially releasing only 1,000 units for “Xiaomi fans, engineers and robot enthusiasts.” The company wants these early users to “promote the development and potential of quadruped robots” and is proposing to sell the robots. The price of the first 1,000 units is only 9,999 yuan, or about $ 1,540 (although it’s unclear if that price will be the same in future versions).


The same press release highlights CyberDog’s “pet-like qualities,” including the ability to respond to voice commands and track owners like real dogs. However, looking at the images of Cyber ​​Dog, it’s clear that Xiaomi doesn’t portray this machine as a rival to Sony’s robot dog, Aibo. Aibo is small and cute, but Cyber ​​Dog is sleek and futuristic-it’s a little intimidating. The rendering of the machine makes it look like the main character of a science fiction TV show, climbing the stairs and appearing in silhouette at the doorway.


The inevitable comparison with the “Metalhead” episode of Black Mirror is done as usual. According to Xiaomi, CyberDog is agile enough to perform a backflip, with a maximum payload of 3kg and can trot at speeds of 3.2m / s (compared to Spot’s 1.6m / s). It is equipped with Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier AI platform and is equipped with various cameras and sensors. These include a touch sensor, GPS module, ultra-wide-angle fisheye lens, and Intel’s RealSense D450 camera for depth measurement.

These components allow the robot to navigate semi-autonomously. “Cyber ​​Dog can analyze your surroundings in real-time, create navigation maps, record your destinations, and avoid obstacles. Coupled with human posture tracking and facial recognition, CyberDog can track its owner and avoid obstacles, “says Xiaomi. You can also respond to voice commands such as wake words and recognition of instructions, and control them via the connected smartphone app. 

CyberDog also has three USB-C ports and one HDMI port, which, according to Xiaomi, can be used to customize your hardware. The company is proposing to add lidar sensors, panoramic cameras and searchlights to the robot.

The release of Xiaomi’s Cyber ​​Dog is very interesting, but not necessarily as a standalone product. Instead, he talks a lot about the current outlook for robotics and the accessibility of this technology. Boston Dynamics has popularized quadrupedal formats for robots and is researching exactly how and where companies around the world can effectively use such machines.

However, the price of this hardware is down and new use cases can be considered. Earlier this year, Chinese robotics company Unitree released a four-legged bot for just $ 2,700. Xiaomi’s Cyber ​​Dog has beaten this again. Of course, the performance of these machines isn’t the same, but wider access to technology shows if these companies are even worth pursuing. The model runs on an NVIDIA processor with the Jetson Xavier platform.


The robot dog measures 77.1 x 35.5 x 40 cm and weighs 14 kg. Robot 11 analyzes the environment using a built-in high-precision sensor. The robot dog is equipped with an artificial intelligence camera and computer vision support. In autonomous mode, the robot tracks objects and maps their movements. CyberDog supports voice control. Six microphones are built into the model for better sound perception. Control by smartphone is also implemented.

edited and proofread by nikita sharma

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