October 16, 2021

Xiaomi presents four-legged robot CyberDog with Nvidia Jetson module

Xiaomi introduces a four-legged robot that runs on an Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX module. The robot can do a back flip and carry 3kg of weight, according to the company. Xiaomi will sell a thousand copies for about 1600 euros each.

Xiaomi CyberDog

The CyberDog is equipped with servo motors designed by Xiaomi itself. The robot runs at a maximum speed of 3.2 meters per second, or 11.5 kilometers per hour. According to Xiaomi, CyberDog is nimble and strong enough to do a back flip.

Onboard the device is an Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX module . It has a Volta GPU with 384 CUDA cores, 48 ​​Tensor cores and six Nvidia Caramel CPU cores, which are based on the ARMv8.2 architecture. Furthermore, the robot dog has eleven sensors that provide feedback about the movements of the device.

CyberDog is also equipped with an Intel RealSense D450 module for depth perception. Xiaomi, in its own words, combines that with camera technology from its smartphones. Furthermore, the robot dog has three USB-C ports and an HDMI connection, which developers can use to connect extensions. Xiaomi mentions a panorama camera, motion camera or lidar as an example.

Xiaomi has never made such a robot before. The company says CyberDog is open source and intended for developers. The Chinese manufacturer will sell a thousand copies for 10,000 yuan each. Converted with VAT, that is about 1600 euros. It is not yet known whether more copies will follow.