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.