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Xiaomi CyberOne Robot Revealed To Give Tesla Bot A Humanoid Rival

by George Mensah

A year after Tesla unveiled its humanoid robot, the Tesla Bot, the concept general-purpose robot is facing Chinese competition. Xiaomi announced its first full-size humanoid bionic robot on the sidelines of its Autumn launch event in Beijing. The rather unimaginatively named Xiaomi CyberOne is Xiaomi’s second robotic product, following the announcement of the Xiaomi Cyberdog at their 2021 Autumn launch event.

Most aspects of the Xiaomi CyberOne, like most other humanoid robots, are still “work in progress.” Xiaomi claims that future, evolved versions of the robot will not only have high emotional intelligence but will also be able to perceive human emotions. Despite the fact that the first-generation CyberOne demonstrated on stage appeared to struggle with walking, efforts are being made to improve its ability to master the art of bipedal movement.

Xiaomi claims that the CyberOne humanoid robot is powered by a combination of complex mechatronics and AI developed by Xiaomi’s dedicated robotics division, Xiaomi Robot Labs. Despite the fact that the product is in its first generation, the company claims to have spent significant resources and manpower developing the CyberOne. While developing any bionic robot is difficult, things become exponentially more difficult when the robot under development is humanoid. Needless to say, the CyberOne project represented a significant advancement for Xiaomi, even when compared to the already complex CyberDog.

What is the Xiaomi CyberOne capable of?

The CyberOne is also one of the largest humanoid robots in existence, standing at 177 centimeters (5 foot 9 inches) and weighing just over 52kg (115 pounds). It’s about the size of a normal human. The robot can also respond to real-time queries and carry small objects weighing up to 1.5kg (3.3 pounds) with one hand.

Xiaomi engineers had to adhere to strict weight limits to keep the robot’s heft in check. These constraints eventually allowed them to reduce the weight of the motor that powers the limbs to 500 grams. Xiaomi claims that the main motor, which is located around the hip joint, has a peak torque of more than 300 nm.

Xiaomi also discussed its proprietary Mi-Sense depth vision module, which is used on the CyberOne, at the launch event. These technologies, along with Xiaomi’s self-developed algorithms, appear to give CyberOne the ability to perceive space in three dimensions. This algorithm also enables the robot to recognize specific people, gestures, and facial expressions.


The Xiaomi CyberOne, in its current form, can distinguish between 85 different types of environmental sounds thanks to the built-in MiAl environmental semantic recognition engine and MiAl speech emotion recognition engine. When verbal communication is insufficient, the curved OLED display on the head can be used to show interactive content and related information in real-time.

Xiaomi has made it abundantly clear that the first generation of the Xiaomi CyberOne is only the company’s first step toward developing advanced humanoid robots. As a result, none of these products will be available in your living room for quite some time.

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