In the realm of robotics, Xiaomi stands at the forefront with the Cyberdog 2. This evolved version of its predecessor showcases a sleek design and enhanced functionalities. Gone is the mechanized appearance, replaced by a more realistic and expressive demeanor, resembling a Doberman. Its e-prism skin mirrors mood, while improved behavior and agility highlight its advancement.
The Cyberdog 2’s capabilities are truly impressive, demonstrated in a video that exhibits its prowess in backflips, skateboarding, and interactive games like fetch. Its interactions with users mirror those of a real dog, responding to gestures, touch, and voice commands. What truly sets CyberDog 2 apart is its ability to connect on an empathetic level with humans, predicting and responding to emotions much like a genuine companion. Through body language, it conveys its feelings – wagging its tail and bounding with joy when its owner is happy.
Remarkably, the Cyberdog isn’t intended to replace traditional pets; instead, it can coexist harmoniously. A built-in camera allows users to monitor their surroundings, possibly extending its use beyond entertainment. While currently aimed at developers and enthusiasts, the Cyberdog 2’s release beyond China remains uncertain. It’s priced at 12,999 Yuan (approximately Rs 1.5 lakh) in India, signifying a fusion of cutting-edge technology and companion-like interactions.