Meet Go2 — The Newest Robotic Dog Companion from Chinese Tech Company Unitree
The world of robotics is ever-evolving, and Chinese tech company Unitree is keeping up the pace with the release of its newest creation, the Go2 robot dog companion. I occasionally write about these robot dogs because they are both freaky-looking and intriguing at the same time. This remarkable second-generation robot dog is an impressive sight to behold with its agility and gymnastic movements and a conversationalist capable of writing and executing code on the fly using GPT. In this blog post, we will look at the features and capabilities of the Go2 robot dog and why it’s worth noticing for both robotic enthusiasts and technophobes.
Agile and Gymnastic Movements: The Go2 robot dog is designed to follow you around at walking and jogging speeds and even perform impressive gymnastic feats.
With its improved hydraulic legs and precision motors, Go2 can run up to 2.5/3.5 meters per second (8mph) and jump up to 0.7 meters high, making it a perfect companion for joggers and athletes. Whether it must do a full-on aerial somersault is subjective. Nonetheless, it is still impressive to watch!
The Go2 robot dog also has superior obstacle-detection capabilities. It can sense objects within a tight radius and take necessary evasive action. With its built-in software algorithms combined with the Lidar 4D L1 system, the Go2 robot dog can avoid obstacles on its route. Go2 can also turn to look around and adjust its position based on the environment, making it a realistic and interactive companion.
Conversation and Code Writing Capabilities: The Go2 robot dog features a GPT language model that can write and execute code on the fly, meaning it can understand natural human language and interpret it as code. Go2 can perform various tasks, including opening doors, picking up objects (optional arm pictured), and following specific commands like “Take My Picture.” With its conversational capabilities, Go2 can engage in meaningful interactions and respond to your questions with witty and relevant responses.
User-Friendly Design: The Go2 robot dog is designed to be user-friendly and easy to operate. It has a mobile app that allows users to control and program the robot easily. The app contains a variety of pre-set commands and actions for the robot, making it easy for beginners to start interacting with the robot.
Versatile and Customizable: The Go2 robot dog is versatile and customizable, making it a perfect companion for different users. It can perform various tasks and actions, including dancing and playing soccer. Furthermore, the robot’s design is customizable, and users can add accessories and decorations to personalize their robot companion.
Affordable Price: The Go2 robot dog is surprisingly affordable, given its impressive features and capabilities. It comes in three iterations (Air, Pro, and EDU). It is priced starting at $1,600, making it accessible for both enthusiasts and casual users who want to experience the wonders of robotics. Consumers might find this robotic marvel lacking in battery life, which is vastly improved over the previous generation. You can expect one to two hours of runtime depending on how hard you tax your robotic Fido. You can double this with the EDU model, but you can also expect to pay twice as much.
Conclusion: The Go2 robot dog from Unitree is a remarkable creation that will impress robotic enthusiasts and technophobes. Its agility, conversation, and customizable design make it a versatile, engaging companion that is easy to operate and affordable. With Go2, Chinese tech company Unitree has once again set the bar high for the world of robotics, and we look forward to seeing what else they have in store for the future.