Xiaomi has announced its latest creation, the CyberDog 2, an upgraded version of its bio-inspired quadruped robot. With a weight of only 8.9 kg, CyberDog 2 is smaller in comparison to its predecessor by a margin of 40%. The robot, inspired by the Doberman's anatomy, offers a lifelike experience to the users with 19 sensors giving it advanced mobility and precise control. Biogenic concepts have been woven into every design detail, taking a leap ahead with respect to realism and functionality.
The CyberDog 2 not only accommodates well with its significant size and weight reduction but also boasts advanced features that edge closer to the epitome of realistic behaviour. It is capable of performing ballet steps, wiggling its tail, and performing an imitation of spacewalking. The AI reinforcement learning approach ensures high-precision movement and the robot's peak torque density of 37.85 N.m/kg amplifies motor performance by an impressive 50%.
Armed with an AI Multimodal Fusion Perception Decision System, CyberDog 2 has 21 TOPS computational power, dual co-processors, and a wide range of sensory faculties. With advanced visual, auditory and tactile capabilities, the robot can recognize its owners and navigate roads efficiently. The open-source nature of CyberDog 2 means it can be controlled via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or speech, and through a Universal Wireless Bluetooth (UWB) remote control or a mobile application. An open call to developers worldwide is expected to further enhance the progress and development of such bio-inspired robots.