CyberDog Ushers in Our Dystopian Future


Xiaomi can be thought of as the Sony of China, making everything from smartphones to apparently quadruped robots. If it looks vaguely familiar and not in the Terminator way, it’s because Boston Dynamics has been showcasing similar technology for years. That particular pooch is named Spot and is already deployed for customers like JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory).

Xiaomi’s CyberDog is open-sourced and for what it’s worth, looks like belongs not in a factory like Spot but more in a James Bond villain’s lair. Challenging Spot’s $75K price tag, CyberDog can had for about the price of a souped up iPhone – $1,540 in fact. Production is limited to 1,000.

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