Xiaomi this week launched CyberOne, a humanoid robot 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 robot waddled up to Jun earlier than handing the boss a pink flower. The explanation for doing so appeared unclear, although it was in all probability to show that CyberOne is ready to competently clasp an array of objects with its mitten-like fingers.
After Jun accepted the flower, Xiaomi’s first robot since CyberDog launched right into a nifty kung fu transfer, although it thought higher of decking the person who’d given the inexperienced gentle for its creation. Completely happy 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 (under) that includes CyberOne landed on Xiaomi’s YouTube channel, although in it, the robot 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 robot.
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 robot’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 instances of unhappiness,” although the corporate doesn’t specify the way it does this. “All of those options are built-in into CyberOne’s processing models, that are paired with a curved OLED module to show real-time interactive data,” the corporate defined.
CyberOne reminds us lots of Tesla Bot, a robot unveiled final 12 months by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The flamboyant entrepreneur stated on the time that Tesla Bot can be deployed to “remove harmful, repetitive, boring duties” within the office. A prototype is anticipated to seem someday this 12 months.
Xiaomi’s robot additionally brings to thoughts the likes of SoftBank’s Pepper robot and Honda’s Asimo, each of which have ended up within the nice robot graveyard within the sky. Hopefully, CyberOne will keep away from a equally tragic destiny.
It’s not solely clear what Xiaomi has deliberate for CyberOne, and judging by the contents of a tweet shared by Jun on Thursday, he’s not precisely certain both. “The story of CyberOne is certainly one of embarking on a brand new journey of exploration within the subject of clever robots,” Jun stated within the publish. “We nonetheless have a good distance to go, however we at all times imagine that one thing great is about to occur.” Let’s hope so.