An experimental device launched at only 1,000 copies to begin with, Xiaomi's CyberDog is an accessible competitor to the famous Boston Dynamics Spot (74,500 dollars for the latter, and 1,540 € for that of Xiaomi).
The dog-dog robot to his grandfather
Despite his slightly threatening air, the dog responds to voice commands and can follow his human master thanks to on-board sensors and cameras: touch sensors, GPS, ultra-wide-angle camera, and depth sensor among others. Enough to allow CyberDog to analyze its environment, create navigation maps and avoid obstacles for semi-autonomous navigation.
Xiaomi CyberDog, editable dog robot
Designed for "engineers and robotics enthusiasts", the Xiaomi CyberDog has the particularity of being open-source, that is to say that it can be modified at will by its user, by adding for example other sensors, cameras and lights, via three USB-C ports and one HDMI connector.
Hoping that no one will manage to arm the beast into a Black Mirror-style sci-fi monster…