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Chinese consumer electronics upstart Xiaomi has let a robot dog off the leash. The not-so-beating heart of the company's "CyberDog" is an Nvidia Jetson Xavier board that offers 384 of the GPU specialist's CUDA cores plus 48 Tensor cores. The board also includes a six-core Carmel ARMv8.2 64-bit CPU. Xiaomi says it's also used …

  1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Pint

    Ideal companion

    For LESTER.

    Something for Mr Speed to build if and when Vulture central return to the office.

    Icon: LESTER'S prime directive being the delivery of beer...

  2. Nursing A Semi

    What vision?

    Does it see at a quantum level?

  3. 89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921

    Could it be a guide dog? "Xiaomi the exit", etc.

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge
      Pint

      Walkies

      Could be an ideal pub companion. <singing>"Xiaomi the way to go home..."

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Walkies

        Yeah he's already done that joke.

  4. adam 40 Silver badge
    Happy

    Dogs like digging holes

    With so many GPU cores it could dig for BitCoin.

    or...

    Dogecoin!

  5. Porco Rosso

    UPSTART Xiaomi , sarcasm ?

    Can the register give their definition of what is an Upstart ?

    Xiaomi is 10 years old

    Revenue in 2020 US$43.36 billion

    Number of employees: 22,074 (31 December 2020)

  6. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    WTF?

    JFC

    That thing looks terrifying. If I found one in my house, I would beat/shoot/stab it into smoking rubble.

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Terminator

      Re: JFC

      Just before the Combine come to get you..

  7. cyberdemon Silver badge
    Devil

    Open Source

    Source??

    Despite much trumpeting by Xiaomi of this mutt being Open Source, I can't find the open source designs anywhere.

    I highly doubt they'd have the important bits like the neural network weights.

    1. short

      Re: Open Source

      Depressingly typical. Fanfare, launch, 'open source', reluctant push of a few drawings and a crappily forked OS that'll never build.

      Nice to see they've optimised out the more depressing stages.

      Also, since Intel have just canned their Realsense cameras and team, " Intel ® RealSense™ D450 Depth module" doesn't look like a long term winner.

      Remember, kids: Intel shit up an abandon any market they enter.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Open Source

        Sadly, I fear that the Chinese translation of "Open Source" seems to be

        "We have shamelessly plagiarised various designs that Western Gwailos have carelessly given to us for free - how Communist of them. Now they will see the fruits of their own technology as they are exterminated to make way for the Party"

  8. Anonymous South African Coward Bronze badge

    Just add some Terminator-looking fangs and things that can rip and tear.

    Will be great to keep ne'er-do-wells away.

    And if you do purchase such an abomination, pray that it do not go rogue on you.

  9. Bob Scrantzen

    "Terminator: The Dogs are Out!"

    My first thought too. <shudders>

    Xiaomi, please give it a cute, friendly face and different colour scheme.

    The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series of mobile phones come in a range of colours.

    I love my Nighttime Blue one, although it's more of a (pleasant) Dusk Blue!

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