Chinese firm’s cutting-edge £85k ’emotional robot’ ‘walks like it’s s*** itself’
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A Chinese company has launched an impressive-looking humanoid android that can detect human emotion.
The CyberOne looks like it could have come straight out of a movie, and is capable of building 3D reconstructions of the environment around it.
It even has a 'vocal emotion identification engine' to comfort you in times of sadness, meaning the Chinese company has beaten Tesla to creating a functional humanoid robot.
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Designed to 'mimic human movement' accurately, however, the CyberOne also walks around like it's just followed through on a fart.
It's not clear why the CyberOne walks so strangely, as the company behind it claims it has '21 degrees of freedom' and 13 joints. Its legs are even powered by quite strong motors.
"With AI 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 new breakthrough for the company," said Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun.
The CyberOne is the latest entry to the company's 'Cyber' robot range, which also includes a four-legged robot called CyberDog.
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The CyberOne could be useful for a few things, like going to collect your groceries very, very slowly, or giving you a cold hard shoulder to cry on when you're sad.
At an eye-watering price of up to £85,000, it's not going to change everyone's world very quickly, but the CyberOne could be the start of a whole new generation of waddling robots in need of some loo roll.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that his company Tesla plans to launch a humanoid robot called the Optimus, which looks suspiciously similar to Xiaomi's CyberOne.
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