While Tesla announced humanoid robot and teased it with a presentation on September 30, Xiaomi showed its own development. Xiaomi CyberOne looks like Optimus from Tesla. He is 177 cm tall and weighs 52 kg.
A robot named Metal Bro, which was somehow assigned the zodiac sign Leo, walked across the stage and presented a flower to Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi. Then it allowed a selfie to be taken with it and just as calmly left the stage.
CyberOne became Xiaomi’s first humanoid robot. The company previously announced itself in robotics with CyberDog in August 2021. The humanoid has a face made of a curved OLED panel, sees the world in 3D and hears with the help of two microphones which let it distinguish “85 types of sounds from the environment and 45 types of human emotions.”
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The robot body has 13 joints and boasts 21 degrees of freedom. Its hands work with an accuracy of 1 nm and are capable of gentle touches. Still, CyberOne isn’t as nimble as Boston Dynamics’ robots.
Xiaomi CyberOne will cost around $89,100 to $104,000, so it will be a while before it goes into mass production – if it ever does. Until then, Xiaomi will continue to add new features to its first humanoid robot.