Xiaomi beats Tesla to building a working robot

Forget the insanely thin foldable phone of yore. Xiaomi just beat Tesla in unveiling a working prototype humanoid robot at a live event earlier today, and yes, it looks awfully familiar. The Xiaomi CyberOne is 177 cm (5.8 feet) tall, weighs 52 kg (115 pounds), is nicknamed the “Metal Bro” and somehow also has the zodiac sign Leo. After a quick stroll to center stage, the CyberOne CEO presented Lei Jun with a flower (for some reason) before politely accepting a selfie with the man responsible for his own existence. The bot was able to leave the stage without drama.

The CyberOne is the second product from the Xiaomi Robotics Lab after the CyberDog from August 2021. The humanoid machine has a face in the form of a curved OLED panel, it can see the world in 3D, hear it with two microphones, and identify 45 types of emotions from human voice expressions. His body has a total of 21 degrees of freedom, which are made possible by 13 joints. Its upper limb actuators can operate with a precision of up to 1Nm for a gentle touch, and its legs are powered by actuators rated up to 300Nm. But of course, the CyberOne isn’t nearly as nimble as the Boston Dynamics Atlas.

Despite the surprising live demo, Lei said each CyberOne would cost somewhere in the 600,000-700,000 yuan (about $89,100-104,000) range for now, so it will be a while before his company decides it’s suitable for mass production , if ever. It’ll be interesting to see how Elon Musk reacts to this double of his own big boy, though he’s probably a little distracted these days.

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