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.
- 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
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”.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.