The last work introduced at the promotion events of technology companies is generally the most curious and expected work by consumers. “We have one more piece”, one of these possible ‘great’ works, which was introduced with terms such as, was expected at today’s event of Xiaomi. But the audience encountered a work that was much more bizarre than they expected.
At Xiaomi’s promotional event today, the company’s long-term tablet Mi Pad 5 and its new flagship Mi MIX 4 were introduced. At the event, where a few small smart home devices were also introduced, the eyes searched for the company’s first electric car. However, the last introduced work was not 4-wheeled, but 4-legged. Yes, we are talking about a robot dog like those of Boston Dynamics.
Introducing CyberDog’s abilities:
Xiaomi’s robot dog named CyberDog was introduced as if it were a state-of-the-art toy. But don’t look at what we call a toy, its brain Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier chip, this dog can quickly overcome many problems with its advanced artificial intelligence. The metal dog, which easily understands the events around and behaves accordingly, also strictly follows the commands of its owner.
Showcasing his abilities with various moves on stage during the promotion, CyberDog is quite eye-catching in terms of its hardware features. The CyberDog, whose height does not exceed that of an English bulldog, can run at a speed of 3.2 meters per second. Thanks to the sensors on it, the dog, which can easily detect the roughness around it and take a position accordingly, carries 6 microphones to receive commands. With a maximum torque of 32 NM, the robot can save the images recorded on its camera to its internal memory of 128 GB.
Reminiscent of an advanced Furby:
In fact, this ‘toy’, which is not very useful in areas other than entertainment, can receive commands both from the phone you connect and directly from you. When we look at all the features of this robot, whose name sounds like the stage name Snoop Dogg used for his techno album, we can make the following judgment: Xiaomi has turned Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ robot into a ‘Furby’ toy.
CyberDog will soon take its place in tech shops in China with a price tag of 10 thousand CNY. That price is about $1500, so for 12 thousand 900 liras coincides. Xiaomi’s metal dog does not promise functions such as cleaning, security, assistant. But “I’ll give $1500 for a smart toy” seems to be a very enjoyable entertainment tool for those who say.