At the press conference held by Xiaomi on August 10, Lei Jun brought Xiaomi’s self-developed CyberDog quadruped robot, nicknamed “Iron Egg”.
This robot is equipped with a high-precision environmental perception system. 11 high-precision sensors throughout the body transmit information to the AI brain in real time. At the same time, it has a bionic movement gait, which can follow instructions, recognize the owner, and follow the owner’s autonomous movement.
But in fact, this CyberDog robot is still in the engineering exploration stage. “The exploration price of 9,999 yuan is a loss.” Xiaomi’s current plan is to build a robot open source community. In the future, it will gradually open all research results in the field of bionic robots in the robot open source community.
Therefore, the Xiaomi CyberDog quadruped robot can be “reconstructed” or “developed” on the original basis. For example, Xiaomi officially released a video today, demonstrating how to redesign its appearance in 30 days.
As for hardware, the CyberDog uses the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform. It works with AI algorithms. It uses 384 CUDA cores, 48 tensor cores, 6 Carmel cores on the ARM architecture, as well as two engines that accelerate the processing of machine learning tasks. In addition, the machine has a 128GB solid state drive.
Our protagonist collects information around it through 11 high-precision sensors that provide feedback to the robot as it moves. The robot has touch sensors, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS modules, allowing it to explore and interact with its environment.
Also, the CyberDog supports voice control. For this, the robot has six microphones.