Xiaomi unveils the CyberOne, the first full-size humanoid robot, beating Tesla – Technology News, Firstpost
FP StaffAug 12, 2022 11:46:06 IST
Xiaomi announced a lot of new products yesterday when they launched the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. Most were pretty cool. However, what turned out to be the highlight of the show was the unveiling of their first full-size humanoid robot, the CyberOne.
The reveal of the CyberOne humanoid robot came out of nowhere. Very few people were aware that Xiaomi was planning to unveil their humanoid robot at the event. This is not the first time the Chinese tech giant has launched a robotic product. The company previously unveiled a CyberDog, a mechanized canine-like robot.
Since the launch of the product, there have been rumors that Xiaomi would be working on a humanoid robot, but these rumors have not been substantiated in any way.
According to Xiaomi, the CyberOne is a full-size humanoid bionic robot that measures 177cm in length and weighs 52kg. It has been nicknamed “Metal bro” and somehow it has also been given a zodiac sign, Leo. The robot’s face is made of a curved OLED panel and can see the world in 3D. For hearing it has two microphones.
It is equipped with Xiaomi’s proprietary whole-body control algorithm, which can coordinate the movement of 21 joints. Furthermore, the humanoid robot can interpret 45 human semantic emotions and distinguish 85 environmental semantics. It is claimed that the robot learns new skills every day.
The humanoid robot CyberOne, according to Xiaomi, combines advanced mechatronics and artificial intelligence created by the company’s specialized Robot Labs.
CyberOne is only a first-generation product and most aspects of it are still in development, so it wouldn’t be entirely fair to compare it to something we’ve seen from Boston Dynamics. However, what Xiaomi’s robot has done is that they have certainly beaten Tesla’s humanoid prototype.
Xiaomi’s CyberOne robot is said to cost somewhere between 600,000 and 700,000 yuan (about $89,100 to $104,000) and it hasn’t been commercialized yet.
Robots still feel like they are part of a dystopian dream and often remind opponents of scenes from movies like the terminatormore than they would remind anyone of robots from Wall-E. However, the recent innovations in the field suggest that the future will be full of automated gadgets and robots.
Like it or not, robots will become a part of everyday life. That’s why tech companies aren’t just working on mechanical, industry-specific robots, but increasingly on general-purpose humanoid robots that would better integrate into society.