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Xiao Mi’s Stylish Pet Robot Dog Comes Out Bursting in Color


Xiao Mi has captured the spotlight once again with the introduction of CyberDog 2, a remarkable piece of innovation that combines cutting-edge robotics with artificial intelligence. Building on the success of its predecessor, CyberDog, Xiao Mi has taken a giant leap forward in the field of robotics with the release of its newest robotic dog.

Retailing for about $1800 and still not confirmed for release outside China, Xiao Mi’s CyberDog 2 sports a Doberman-like body compared to its counterpart. Standing smaller than its predecessor at 36cm tall, it’s less heavy when it jumps on your lap, weighing around 8.9kg.

This robo-dog comes packed with tricks up its sleeve but no other fluffy dog can replicate its newest feature: Color-changing fur.

The CyberDog 2 employs an E-Ink Prism skin, essentially an external display, which undergoes dynamic color changes in response to its actions. Now, owners can see their robot-doggo change colors when it’s running up and down their couches.

Nothing will be able to replicate your furry friends at home but Xiao Mi equipped the CyberDog with 19 sensors ranging from vision, smell, and touch.

Xiao Mi has also announced that the CyberDog 2 will be as open source as possible, to encourage developer communities dedicated to advancing bio-inspired robots for the betterment of people’s lives in the future.

Your new mechanical pet friend has yet to be issued a release date for retail but keep an eye out as your metalhead dog might just be around the corner.

Linda Takahashi

American-born New Yorker Linda Johnson has been fascinated with robotic machines since she was a teenager, when her father, a surgeon, would introduce to her the machines that he used to perform keyhole surgeries. This interest led her to pursue a tech degree at the University of Washington, where she met Sota Takahashi. They married and now have two children. Linda’s father developed dementia later on and was given a robot pet as a companion. She saw how much having a robot pet friend helped her father, which is what led her to create this website and advocate to spread word about robot pets and how they can help both children and the elderly.

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