It can detect 45 human emotions

As reported by the Daily Mail, Xiaomi revealed its first robot, a humanoid named CyberOne able to walk like a human and equipped with A.I. technology that allows it to detect 45 human emotions. CyberOne made its public debut on stage at a Xiaomi event in Beijing.

“With A.I. at its core and a full-size humanoid frame as its vessel, this is an exploration of possibilities of Xiaomi’s future technological ecosystem and a breakthrough for the company”, said Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group.

During the event, the robot walked on stage and made some gestures while talking. More specific features haven’t been unveiled yet but CyberOne looks like Optimus, the Tesla robot that is going to be revealed soon. The black and white colors and the black head make both robots alike.

CyberOne is 177 cm tall, weighs 52 kg, and has an arm span of 168 cm while Optimus will be 172 cm and weigh 57 Kg. The Autopilot computer, which is used in Tesla’s electric cars, will help Optimus to recognize objects in the real world, even though the robot will have its own specific sensors and actuators.

It will also be able to ‘deadlift’ up to 70 Kg, carry 20 Kg, walk 8 Km/h, and have human-like hands plus visual sensors giving it the ability to ‘see’.

Despite CyberOne could have many interesting features, its walking looks very jerky compared to older robots such as Honda’s Asimo which everybody remembers for its fluid movements. Unfortunately, Honda stopped the development of this robot to focus on other fields but it was the perfect representation of how a robot should be.

“CyberOne supports up to 21 degrees of freedom in motion and achieves a real-time response speed of 0.5ms for each degree of freedom, which allows it to fully simulate human movements”, Xiaomi explained in a statement.

The A.I. interaction algorithm that CyberOne is equipped with enables it to perceive 3D space, as well as to identify people, gestures, and facial expressions. In addition to the already mentioned 45 human emotions, it can detect 85 environmental sounds.

“CyberOne is able to detect happiness, and even comfort the user in times of sadness”, the statement added.

Lei Jun stated that the robot’s exact pricing is still unknown, but that it is likely between $89,100 and $104,000.

But there’s more. Xiaomi had also previously unveiled a robotic dog called CyberDog that can run at a top speed of 11.60 Km/h, weighs 14 Kg, and is only 40 cm tall.

The cyber dog can follow its owner, avoid obstacles, and perform additional tricks like begging and shaking a paw with the help of voice and remote controls.

Additionally, because of its open-source nature, developers will be able to improve on the design and even add hardware to fit a range of various applications since Xiaomi is constantly adding new features.

“We think that intelligent robots will definitely be a part of people’s lives in the future”, Lei Jun said.

Robots are gradually going to enter our homes but before they will be part of our daily life, they will surely be employed in warehouses, hospitals, and for dangerous operations. They could assist us and save our lives, or be something dangerous. It’s hard to tell it now since we don’t know how they will be implemented, or the capabilities developers will give them. However, it wouldn’t be that surprising to see humans vs machines since they will probably be employed in war operations.