- Xiaomi has revealed its first humanoid robot – a 5’9″ bot named CyberOne
- CyberOne has arms and legs and can walk just like a real human
- It has AI technology that allows it to detect 45 different human emotions
- Unveiling comes 1 month before the launch of Optimus, Tesla’s humanoid robot
From ‘Ex Machina’ to ‘I, Robot’, humanoid robots have been staple features of science fiction blockbusters for years.
Now, lifelike robots are becoming more and more popular in the real world, and the latest offering is one of the most impressive yet.
Xiaomi has revealed its first humanoid robot – a $104,000 bot named CyberOne.
CyberOne has arms and legs that allow it to walk just like a real human, while the android is fitted with AI technology that allows it to detect 45 human emotions.
Its unveiling comes just one month before the highly anticipated launch of Tesla’s humanoid robot, Optimus.
Height: 5’9 (177cm)
Weight: 114lbs (52kg)
Arm span: 66 inches (168cm)
Lifting capability: 3.3lbs (1.5kg)
Degrees of freedom in motion: 21
Sound recognition: 85 sounds
Emotion recognition: 45 emotions
Price: 600,000 to 700,000 yuan
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CyberOne was unveiled on stage during a Xiaomi event in Beijing last week.
‘With AI at its core and a full-size humanoid frame as its vessel, this is an exploration of possibilities of Xiaomi’s future technological ecosystem and a new breakthrough for the company,’ said Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group.
The robot measures 5’9″ (177cm) in height, weighs 114lbs (52kg), and has an arm span of 66 inches (168cm).
It was seen shuffling on stage during the event, albeit with slightly less fluid motion than a real human.
‘CyberOne supports up to 21 degrees of freedom in motion and achieves a real-time response speed of 0.5ms for each degree of freedom, which allows it to fully simulate human movements,’ Xiaomi explained in a statement.
CyberOne is fitted with an AI interaction algorithm that allows it to perceive 3D space, as well as recognise individuals, gestures, and expressions.
According to Xiaomi, the bot can recognise 85 different environmental sounds, and 45 human emotions.
‘CyberOne is able to detect happiness, and even comfort the user in times of sadness,’ the statement added.
The exact price for the robot remains unclear, although Lei Jun said it’s likely to be in the range of 600,000 to 700,000 yuan (about $89,100 to $104,000).
While CyberOne is Xiaomi’s first humanoid robot, the tech giant has previously unveiled a robotic dog, called CyberDog.
What do we know about Tesla Optimus?
Originally called Tesla Bot, Elon Musk announced the humanoid robot at AI Day in August 2021.
The robot will be 5’8 tall and weigh 125 pounds.
It will have the ability to move at 5mph, deadlift 125 pounds and carry 45 pounds.
Tesla Optimus will have human-like hands and feet and sensors for eyes, and will be ‘friendly’ to humans.
The robot will be able to perform tasks that are repetitive or boring, but could also serve as a companion.
Tesla is set to unveil a prototype of the robot September 30 at AI Day.
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The four-legged bot stands at just 15.7 inches and weighs 31 lbs, and can run at top speeds of 7.2mph.
With both remote and voice control, the cyber canine can follow its owner, navigate around obstacles and perform other tricks including begging and shaking a paw.
Furthermore, its open source nature will allow developers to build on the design and customise it — and even add hardware — to suit a variety of different applications.
Lei Jun added that CyberOne is constantly adding new capabilities.
‘We think that intelligent robots will definitely be a part of people’s lives in the future,’ he said.
The launch of CyberOne comes just weeks before the eagerly anticipated launch of Tesla’s first humanoid robot, Optimus.
Optimus will be 5’8 and weigh 125 pounds, is set to include the Autopilot computer used in the company’s electric cars, which will allow the humanoid to recognise real-world objects, although the robot will have its own customised sensors and actuators.
It will also be able to ‘deadlift’ up to 150 pounds, carry 45 pounds, walk 5 miles per hour and have human-like hands plus visual sensors giving it the ability to ‘see.’
Optimus will be unveiled at Tesla’s AI Day event on September 30.
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