Xiaomi this week launched CyberOne, a humanoid robotic that appears set to tackle Tesla Bot.
Tipping the scales at a hefty 52 kg and standing 1.77 meters tall, CyberOne confirmed up stage alongside Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun at an occasion in Beijing on Thursday, August 11.
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The robotic waddled as much as Jun earlier than handing the boss a purple flower. The rationale for doing so appeared unclear, although it was most likely to display that CyberOne is ready to competently clasp an array of objects with its mitten-like fingers.
After Jun accepted the flower, Xiaomi’s first robotic since CyberDog launched right into a nifty kung fu transfer, although it thought higher of decking the person who’d given the inexperienced mild for its creation. Blissful to nonetheless be standing, Jun then took a selfie with CyberOne and wrapped up the introduction earlier than something may go horribly unsuitable with the prototype.
A extra cinematic video (beneath) that includes CyberOne landed on Xiaomi’s YouTube channel, although in it, the robotic spends most of its time strolling as if in determined want a WC — and falling over, too. So, no, it’s not but as agile as Boston Dynamics’ somersaulting Atlas robotic.
With a Mi-Sense depth imaginative and prescient module working alongside an AI interplay algorithm, CyberOne is ready to understand 3D area and acknowledge people, gestures, and expressions, “permitting it to not solely see however to course of its atmosphere,” Xiaomi stated in a launch.
It added that the robotic’s smarts additionally permit it to acknowledge 85 sorts of environmental sounds and 45 classifications of human emotion. CyberOne can detect happiness, too, and “consolation the consumer in occasions of disappointment,” although the corporate doesn’t specify the way it does this. “All of those options are built-in into CyberOne’s processing items, that are paired with a curved OLED module to show real-time interactive info,” the corporate defined.
CyberOne reminds us a variety of Tesla Bot, a robotic unveiled final yr by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The flamboyant entrepreneur stated on the time that Tesla Bot could be deployed to “remove harmful, repetitive, boring duties” within the office. A prototype is anticipated to look someday this yr.
Xiaomi’s robotic additionally brings to thoughts the likes of SoftBank’s Pepper robotic and Honda’s Asimo, each of which have ended up within the nice robotic graveyard within the sky. Hopefully, CyberOne will keep away from a equally tragic destiny.
It’s not fully clear what Xiaomi has deliberate for CyberOne, and judging by the contents of a tweet shared by Jun on Thursday, he’s not precisely positive both. “The story of CyberOne is one in all embarking on a brand new journey of exploration within the area of clever robots,” Jun said within the publish. “We nonetheless have an extended strategy to go, however we all the time consider that one thing great is about to occur.” Let’s hope so.