Meet CyberOne, Xiaomi’s Humanoid Robot
The bot can walk and carry things, as well as detect a range of human emotions.
Move over, Tesla: Xiaomi this week unveiled its first humanoid robot, CyberOne.
The newest member of Xiaomi’s Cyber series, which includes the quadruped Cyberdog, is fitted with “advanced” arms, legs, and vision capabilities, alongside a host of other tech.
“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,” Xiaomi Global CEO Lei Jun said in a statement .
During a launch event in Beijing, where Xiaomi also showed off a new foldable phone, CyberOne introduced itself by sauntering on stage with a long-stemmed flower. While it can’t dance or do parkour, the bot can detect human emotion, perceive 3D space, and recognize 84 types of environmental sounds. It even comforts its user “in times of sadness,” according to Xiaomi.
At 5 feet, 9 inches, the faceless humanoid—who’s nicknamed “Metal Bro” and is an astrological Leo—weighs 115 pounds and boasts an arm span of 5.5 feet (about a foot short of Michael Phelps), with the ability to hold up to 3 pounds of weight in each hand.
CyberOne’s body has 21 degrees of freedom comprising 13 joints; each degree of freedom can respond within 0.5ms, allowing it to “fully simulate human movements”—albeit very slowly. Upper limb joint motors have an output torque of up to 30Nm, while the hip joint operates with an “instantaneous” peak torque of up to 300Nm.
“All of these features are integrated into CyberOne’s processing units, which are paired with a curved OLED module to display real-time interactive information,” a Xiaomi press release said.
Just don’t get too excited about ordering around a robot butler. Each humanoid is expected to cost somewhere between 600,000 and 700,000 yuan, or about $89,000 to $104,000, Engadget reports. So it’ll be a while before Xiaomi even thinks about mass producing CyberOne, if ever.
“We think that intelligent robots will definitely be a part of people’s lives in the future,” Lei Jun said, vowing to be part of that movement one way or another.
Originally published at https://www.pcmag.com.