Wednesday, August 11th 2021

Xiaomi Announces CyberDog Powered by NVIDIA Jetson NX and Intel RealSense D450

Xiaomi today took another bold step in the exploration of future technology with its new bio-inspired quadruped robot - CyberDog. The launch of CyberDog is the culmination of Xiaomi's engineering prowess, condensed into an open source robot companion that developers can build upon.

CyberDog is Xiaomi's first foray into quadruped robotics for the open source community and developers worldwide. Robotics enthusiasts interested in CyberDog can compete or co-create with other like-minded Xiaomi Fans, together propelling the development and potential of quadruped robots.
Powerful, Precise, Agile
CyberDog is calibrated with Xiaomi's in-house developed servo motors that translates into great speed, agility, and a wide range of motion. With a maximum torque output and rotation speed up to 32N·m/220Rpm, CyberDog is able to conduct a range of high-speed movements up to 3.2 m/s and complicated actions such as backflips.

Powering CyberDog's brain is the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform, an AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems which includes 384 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines. For its owners, CyberDog processes massive data captured from its sensor system without a hitch.

To fully model biological organisms, CyberDog is equipped with 11 high-precision sensors which provide instant feedback to guide its movements. This includes touch sensors, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules, and more, giving the CyberDog enhanced capability to sense, analyze, and interact with its environment.
Computer Vision to Personalize Interactions
Thanks to Xiaomi's smartphone imaging technology, CyberDog has enhanced capability to perceive its surroundings. It comes embedded with an array of camera sensors including AI interactive cameras, binocular ultra wide angle fisheye cameras, and Intel RealSense D450 Depth module, and can be trained with its computer vision algorithm.

Built upon this vision sensor system are autonomous object tracking, SLAM, and centimeter-scale obstacle avoidance and navigation. This means that CyberDog can analyze its surroundings in real-time, create navigational maps, plot its destination, and avoid obstacles. Coupled with human posture and face recognition tracking, CyberDog is capable of following its owner and darting around obstructions.

To add to its pet-like nature, users can use voice assistants to command and control CyberDog by setting a wake word, or simply use its accompanying remote and smartphone app. CyberDog can be called on for the most unique tasks, and the ways in which it can be interacted with holds unforetold possibilities.

CyberDog is also developed with rich external interfaces that include 3 type-C ports and 1 HDMI port, so developers have the freedom to explore and integrate a wide range of innovative and creative hardware add-ons or software systems, be it a search light, panoramic camera, motion camera, LiDAR, or more.

Scalable Open Source Platform for Devising New Abilities
The advancement of robotics involves various frontier fields and is currently in a stage of global co-creation. Through open source, Xiaomi encourages developers from around the world to contribute to this field, communicate with each other, and progress together.

CyberDog itself is built upon open source algorithms, with Xiaomi reconstructing and optimizing in-house developed core modules. Today, Xiaomi is releasing 1,000 units of CyberDog at RMB 9,999 to Xiaomi Fans, engineers, and robotic enthusiasts to jointly explore the immense possibility of CyberDog. It will also set up the "Xiaomi Open Source Community" to constantly share progress and results with developers around the world, and promises to establish a robotics laboratory to provide a platform for engineers to continue the pursuit of future innovations.
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17 Comments on Xiaomi Announces CyberDog Powered by NVIDIA Jetson NX and Intel RealSense D450

#1
devilblessed
The question is...What's the hashrate of this thing?
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#2
Crackong
Bio-inspired?

You mean
Boston Dynamics - (inspired) Right?
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#3
woodykill
CrackongBio-inspired?

You mean
Boston Dynamics - (inspired) Right?
Typical Xiaomi's (or Chinese) ways to "learn" from others.
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#4
metalfiber
"How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale"

Would that be $1,541.53usd?
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#5
lZKoce
OK, I kind of didn't expect this as a "product", but my imagination is nothing to write home about. It's got six mics to record on the go? Max. payload 3 kilos. "Near-industrial SSD" -> ahaha OK marketing kicked in :) It looks pretty awesome.
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#6
dj-electric
Spyware in its most glorified form yet.
I don't think I would.
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#7
Caring1
USB-C for game controllers and HDMI out for display.
Good times.
metalfiberWould that be $1,541.53usd?
Xiaomi is only releasing 1000 units of CyberDog at ¥9,999 ($AU2,099) for Xiaomi fans, engineers and robotic enthusiasts.
Yep, around $1,500 U.S.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
meanwhile...

Cyberdog at home:

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#9
TumbleGeorge
Yep, relatively cheap alternative to us military robot "dog" and for lol alive dog (if pet owners take at least the obligatory care of "him" which cost good money per year).
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#10
DeathtoGnomes
devilblessedThe question is...What's the hashrate of this thing?
but can it play Crysis?

"if it can hold the controller..."
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#11
XiGMAKiD
Mount a 9mm firearm with 20 rounds cartridge on it's back, make it coordinated the same way Intel control their drone enhanced by Nvidia AI, release them by the dozens and you have yourself a 21st century crowd control robot army :twitch:
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
woodykillTypical Xiaomi's (or Chinese) ways to "learn" from others.
Chinese blue print, they never innovate, just copy everyone else
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#13
Gmr_Chick
FreedomEclipsemeanwhile...

Cyberdog at home:

Give me that good boy/girl over a creepy as fuck robot "dog" any day of the effing week.
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#14
Flanker
Xiaomi doesn't even bother to make a snout for it. **** this abomination
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#15
GreiverBlade
eidairaman1Chinese blue print, they never innovate, just copy everyone else
tell that to: pasta, paper, printing, compass, firework, deep water drilling, bulkhead partitioning, chromium usage, cast iron, banknote, modern warfare (ok that one is not that nice) and a lot of other thing that were taken and then "made into their own"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions

ok modern China just turned the trend... it's fine...
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#16
Crackong
GreiverBladetell that to: pasta, paper, printing, compass, firework, deep water drilling, bulkhead partitioning, chromium usage, cast iron, banknote, modern warfare (ok that one is not that nice) and a lot of other thing that were taken and then "made into their own"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions

ok modern China just turned the trend... it's fine...
Hey where is "The Wheel" ?
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#17
GreiverBlade
CrackongHey where is "The Wheel" ?
she keep getting re invented over and over :laugh:
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