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Pengxing Intelligent Robot Horse You Can Ride

Pengxing Intelligent has introduced an intelligent robot horse you can ride.


(Intelligent robot horse via Xpeng's Pengxing Intelligent)

Xpeng Motors today reported that Pengxing Intelligent, an ecological enterprise under Xpeng Motors, released the world's first rideable intelligent robot horse. Xiaopeng introduced that the intelligent robot horse is based on a quadruped robot architecture design, with multi-dimensional perception of the environment, agile and stable movement, and intelligent emotional interaction capabilities. It hopes to become "Xiaopengyou's (also kid, the homophony of this word in Chinese is the same as that of kid) first intelligent transportation tool."

Science fiction and fantasy fans immediately think of this fictional intelligent robot horse you can ride - Fess (Faithful Cybernetic Companion) the robotic horse from The Warlock in Spite of Himself, a terrific 1969 novel by Christopher Stasheff.

Rod cradled the robot "brain" in the crook of one arm, leaving one arm free to negotiate the air lock. Outside again, he pressed a stud in the side of the ship. A large door lifted from the side of the pseudo-asteroid. Inside, a great black horse hung from shock webbing, head between its forelegs, eyes closed.


('The Warlock in Spite of Himself' by Christopher Stasheff)

Rod pressed a button; a crane extended from the cargo space. The horse swung out on the crane, was lowered till its hooves touched the ground. Rod twisted the saddlehorn, and a panel in the horse's side slid open.

Rod placed the brain inside the panel, tightened the clamp and the connections, then twisted the saddlehorn back; the panel slid shut. Slowly the horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.

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