Xiaomi CyberDog quadruped robot is based on NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

We’ve previously written about consumer-grade smart robotic dogs selling for several hundred dollars with Petoi Bittle equipped with Arduino & Raspberry Pi, as well as XGO Mini Pro with Kendryte K210/K510 AI processor.

Xiaomi has now launched its own quadruped robot that looks like a dog with the Xiaomi CyberDog equipped with a more powerful NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX system-on-module (SoM), a larger and heavier body than competing consumer models, and a price tag of a little over $1,500.

Xiaomi CyberDog
Xiaomi CyberDog specifications and key features:

  • SoM – NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NXwith an hexa-core NVIDIA Carmel 64-bit Arm processor, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 48 Tensor Cores, 2x NVDLA deep learning accelerators delivering a total of 21 TOPS at 15 Watts, 8GB RAM.
  • Storage – 128GB “near” industrial-grade SSD
  • Xiaomi’s in-house developed servo motors offering
    • Maximum torque – Up to 32N·m
    • Rotation speed – Up to 220Rpm
  • Maximum speed – 3.2m/s (that’s about 11.5 km/h)
  • Camera – AI interactive cameras, binocular ultra-wide-angle fisheye cameras, and Intel RealSense D450 Depth module
  • Location – GPS modules
  • Various sensors – Touch sensors, ultrasonic sensors, 6-mic array for voice commands
  • USB – 3x USB Type-C ports
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI port
  • Maximum payload – 3 kg

Xiaomi CyberDog & features & specifications

The robot is said to leverage Xiaomi’s smartphone imaging technology, can be trained with its computer vision algorithm, and supports autonomous object tracking, SLAM, and centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance and navigation to let the dog navigate its environment and interact with its owner through face recognition, or voice commands using the built-in 6-mic array.

Xiaomi CyberDog can run at over 11km/h, and perform complicated actions such as backflips. I support the HDMI port and USB-C ports have been added to allow native development directly on the robot by connecting a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or other USB peripherals.

Xiaomi explains it targets the open-source community, robotics enthusiasts,  and developers worldwide with their first robot. The company released 1,000 units of CyberDog for RMB 9,999, or about $1,540 US, earlier this week, and plan to set up a “Xiaomi Open Source Community”.

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1 year ago

I wish I had a use case for one of these so I could justify buying it.

Do they have mounting points for a robot arm? Any word on battery capacity/life?

JJ Smith
JJ Smith
1 year ago

I wouldn’t think that these little guys are scratch proof, I wouldn’t be making it roll over in the road or cement or any other kind of hard porous material.

1 year ago

So again the Chinese have stolen tech and in this case made a copy of Boston Dynamics for much cheaper than the original. No surprise here. Billions of $ in development have been spent and the Chinese are reaping its fruit. We are at war with the CCP, we must destroy it if we still value our freedoms and values.

1 year ago

People interested in these type of dogs might want to be aware that on Aliexpress a new store Helloes Store is claiming to sell a Pineapple Dog . First two reviews do not sound great ! I mention it only for reading interest.

Buyer beware use own judgement ?

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