Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group (小米集团, HK: 1810), announced February 18 that Xiaomi will attend MWC 2023 in Barcelona this year and showcase the tech giant’s latest innovations in smartphones, ecosystem products and other cutting-edge technologies.
Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, also aroused excitement among fans by tweeting on the same day that the company’s iconic robots CyberDog and CyberOne “are coming to MWC 2023.”
CyberDog is Xiaomi’s first bionic quadrobot and appeared onstage for the first time with Lei during his annual public speech in August 2021. The gadget not just possesses the bionic gait but can also interact based on hearing and visual abilities, allowing it to follow commands, identify and move together with the owner.
The exhibition, which runs from February 27 to March 2 this year under the theme of “Connected future,” is a world-class event gathering consumer electronics and tech product companies from around the world.
In an online video clip posted by Xiaomi, CyberDog is seen performing somersault and other stunts like obstacle avoidance onstage following Lei’s commands.
CyberOne is Xiaomi’s first full-size humanoid robot, 177 centimeters tall and 52 kilograms heavy. Equipped with AI algorithms, it can sense human emotions. CyberOne also has keen sense of vision, capable of simulating a real, three-dimensional world.
The bipedal robot features high levels of balance in action, thanks to Xiaomi’s self-developed motion control algorithms, and can generate a with a peak torque of 300N・m.
CyberOne is able to grip an object weighing 1.5 kilograms and guide its upper limbs in an opposite direction to repeat a movement.
With gait and motion control covering 21 joints on the device, CyberOne also can sense human emotions, like its cousin, and identify 85 environmental and 45 human languages based on semantic analysis, according to Xiaomi’s website.
Lei announced at its launch that each CyberOne costed US$89,100 to US$104,000 to build, meaning it will be long before it reaches mass production, but the robot is “learning new skills” every day, he said.