Move over, Spot! Chinese tech firm Xiaomi has just released an experimental, open-sourced quadruped robot named 'CyberDog.'
Xiaomi's CyberDog looks similar to Boston Dynamic's Spot robot, although it is physically smaller at 15.7 inches and weighing 31 lb compared to Spot's 24 inch height and 72 lb weight. It moves at speeds of up to 7.15 mph, roughly twice of Spot's 3.5 mph speed).
Priced at about $1,500, CyberDog is just a fraction of the price of Spot which sells for $75,000 apiece. Xiaomi is limiting its 1,000 initial units for sale to fans, engineers, and robotic enthusiasts in hopes that early-adopters will add to the development to the robot.
The "brain" of CyberDog is Nvidia's Jetson Xavier NX module consisting of 384 CUDA cores, 48 Tensor cores, 6 Carmel CPU cores and two dedicated deep learning cores. The modules analyzes data from 11 sensors and instruct Xiaomi's custom-developed servos to move the robot and even perform tricks like back flips.
Sensors on the robot's body include Intel RealSense D450 depth sensor to enable object tracking and obstacle avoidance, AI interactive cameras, and binocular ultra wide fisheye cameras to help it navigate.