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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CampGareth
CampGareth
2 months 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
2 months 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.

Deavman
Deavman
2 months 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.

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
1 month 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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