Xiaomi CyberDog bio-inspired quadruped robot with centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance and navigation announced

During an event yesterday where Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX 4 smartphone and Mi Pad 5 tablets, the company introduced a surprising new product -bio-inspired quadruped robot called CyberDog. It is designed to be an open source robot companion, with advanced movement and object avoidance systems, high-precision sensors and more.

The CyberDog is powered NVIDIA  Jetson Xavier NX platform with 384 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines. The robot supports a wide-range of motions and high-speed movements up to 3.2m/s thanks to Xiaomi’s in-house developed servo motors that are capable of maximum torque output and rotation speed up to 32N·m/220Rpm.

It comes with a range of 11 high-precision sensors including touch sensors, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules along with an array of camera sensors including AI interactive cameras, binocular ultra-wide angle fisheye cameras, and an Intel RealSense D450 Depth module. These vision systems enable autonomous object tracking, SLAM, and centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance and navigation, along with human posture and face recognition tracking.

For ports, it has 3 type-C ports and 1 HDMI port which will allow developers to attach a wide range of hardware add-ons such as a search light, panoramic camera, motion camera, LiDAR, or more.

The Xiaomi CyberDog will be sold to Xiaomi Fans, engineers, and robotic enthusiasts in China at a price of 9,999 yuan (Approx. US$ 1,541 / Rs. 1,14,840).