Xiaomi presented a bipedal humanoid robot during the course of a release event for its foldable devices. The CyberOne is capable of perceiving 3D space and recognizing men and women, movements, and also expressions. It really can easily identify 45 classifications of human emotion as well as comfort folks in times of misery. Xiaomi professes a series of real-world applications for the robot, including things like building assistance and also human company.
Long since gone are the days when a consumer electronics company could just simply reveal a smartphone and call it a day. At today's big launch function in Beijing, Xiaomi followed its foldable phone news by handing the floor over to CyberOne. The biped robot partnered with Lei Jun onstage, saying hi the CEO then giving him a gift of a flower.
At initial glimpse, the robot is not truly spritely, in terms of movement, yet it's still an encouraging demonstration and very much not a person in a rubber disguise. It's newest sign of Xiaomi's progressing robotics ambitions, that began with vacuums and have since enlarged to include 2021's Spot like CyberDog.
We've witnessed lots of consumer brands flex some robotic skill at events such as this, like Samsung as well as LG, therefore it's challenging to figure out where CyberOne falls in the spectrum between serious intent and stage spectacle.
The CEO was quick to talk about the company's financial commitment in the niche explaining that CyberOne's AI and mechanical capabilities are entirely self-developed by Xiaomi Robotics Lab. He said the company has spent heavily in R&D covering various sectors, such as software, hardware as well as algorithms development.
There's an extremely broad series of claims here, such as the capacity to understand human emotions. Xiaomi indicates that humanoid robots rely on sight to process their environments. Equipped with a self-developed Mi-Sense depth vision module and also joined with an AI interaction algorithm, CyberOne is up to the task of recognizing 3D space, as well as identifying individual people, motions, as well as expressions, letting it to not only observe but to interact with its surroundings. To be able to interact with the environment, CyberOne is equipped with a self-developed MiAI environment semantics recognition system and a MiAI vocal emotion identification engine, making it possible for it to distinguish 85 types of environmental sounds and 45 types of human emotion. CyberOne is able to detect happiness, and even condole the individual through of despair. Every one of these aspects are integrated into CyberOne's processing systems, which in turn are paired with a curved OLED module to show real-time interactive information and facts.
Similarly broad are the promised real-world uses, varying from manufacturing help and support to human companionship. Certainly there will be lots of use for both of these of these feature sets in the near future, but that's a long way from this presentation. For the moment, it most likely makes the most sense to look at CyberOne as a little something of an analog to, for example, Honda's Asimo: a promising study that works as an excellent brand ambassador for some of the heavy lifting being performed in the lab.