Pet of the future

A1 Unitree robotic canine

Unitree’s A1 is a small robotic canine that “sees” with an AI-powered, depth-sensing 1080 pixel smart cameras (its eyes), and can transmit HD footage in real-time. It can carry loads of up to 5 kgs, hit running speeds of 11.0 km/h, and operate up to 2.5 hours on a single charge. The quadruped robot weighs 12 kg; when standing, it measures 1.6 feet long by 1 foot wide by 1.3 feet high.

Walking isn’t the only thing it can do — it can flip, jump and run, thanks to its flexible joints and strong motor. Each paw has sensors that send information to the motor to make movements more efficient. Its advanced dynamic balancing system allows the A1 to quickly find its balance in the event of a fall.

The A1 is intended for public use as a companion and friend.