Xiaomi just put out the news of its brand new CyberDog. As claimed by Xiaomi, it is an open-source quadruped robot aimed at assisting developers in creating applications. It is a robust rendition of Boston Dynamics’ Spot.
The real purpose of CyberDog is not exactly known yet. The company laid focus in the open-source characteristic of the machine’s design. Xiaomi also said in a statement that the will put out only 1,000 units initially for “Xiaomi Fans, engineers, and robotic enthusiasts.” These initial units will cost 9,999 Yuan, roughly $1,540.
It runs on Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX platform, an AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems, which has the capacity to process enormous amount of data captured from its sensor system without a hitch. Other specs include external interface of three type-C ports and one HDMI port to connect various hardware add-ons or software systems like a search light, panoramic camera, motion camera, LiDAR, or more. CyberDog also comes with 11 high-precision sensors which provide instant feedback to guide its movements. This includes touch sensors, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules, and more.