Xiaomi doesn’t just want to sell you smartphones, the brand also makes terrifying humanoid robots.
This Thursday, August 11, the little technological gratin gathered around Lei Jun, the founder of Xiaomi. At his annual speech, the company’s CEO prominently introduced the Mix Fold 2, which was announced as the attraction of the day. But just like Steve Jobs, Jun also had the “One More Thing” about him.
It was therefore in an impressive presentation that Xiaomi presented the CyberOne, a humanoid robot capable of running and picking flowers. Even more impressive (or terrifying), the robot is capable of making simple decisions on its own. If the project was presented this Thursday as a prototype, Xiaomi plans the marketing.
With a height of 1.72 m and a weight of 52 kilograms, CyberOne looks very much like a human being. Trained by an AI, he is capable of walking, but also of thinking and learning. In fact, the robot can remember his mistakes so as not to reproduce them in the future. If the project doesn’t scare you and you’re ready to host a CyberOne, keep in mind that the current price of such a product is around $90,000 each.
If the prototype is yet to be developed by Xiaomi to reduce its cost, it may cost a small fortune when it comes out. The presentation of CyberOne is in any case a demonstration of the capabilities of the Chinese brand when it comes to artificial intelligence.
A robot, but also a car in the works at Xiaomi
In addition to a robot, Xiaomi took advantage of the day of Thursday, August 11, to take stock of another great project of the brand: that of electric cars. Lei Jun himself confirmed that the project was coming up internally. The founder of Xiaomi hopes to be able to market a first model in 2024 or 2025.
500 days after the announcement made by Xiaomi about its future arrival in the world of electric cars, the brand took advantage of the conference on August 11 to take stock of the brand’s advances, particularly technological ones. Because Xiaomi’s first car will be very different from those that sleep in our garages.
In fact, the Chinese brand hopes to offer an autonomous car. Now it is under discussion with the Chinese state to receive licenses that allow the marketing of such cars.
– leijun (@leijun) August 11, 2022