A new paradigm of affordable robotics
Let’s be honest, there is an abundance of different “AI Companion” apps that sprung up like flowers after a long spring rainstorm. Except the rainstorm was ChatGPT, and instead of flowers, we’re left with “Chatbot” apps that are nothing more than a shitty picture of your ‘character’ and a rip off UX of a bland messaging app. If it was 2006, this would be a pretty good compromise. These apps are like being on a grounded airplane. You have somewhere to sit, but you can’t actually go anywhere. With Ominous Industries, you have now been cleared for takeoff.
Our robots are different, very different. Designed with the sole purpose of being immersive companion robots, they stay true to their purpose. Sometimes our friends say naughty things. Sometimes we want to have a conversation that involves romance and roleplaying. The Ominous Industries Robots can use any face and any personality, allowing your wildest fantasies to come to life before your eyes.
Step into the interactive world of artificial intelligence with our Mini Robot Companion Kit, a perfectly crafted DIY project for tech enthusiasts and creators passionate about robotics and conversational AI. This comprehensive kit comes with a user-friendly 47-page instruction manual to guide you through the exciting process of building your very own mini chat robot.
Included as a digital download, you’ll find meticulously designed STL files for 3D printing the robot’s case, a curated list of additional non 3D printed components to acquire, and the intuitive software needed to breathe life into your creation, powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 and a projector.
Your robot is designed to be a conversational partner, capable of sustaining engaging chats in any setting. Choose the face and tailor the personality; your DIY companion is designed to be as unique as you are, reflecting any persona you wish to bring into your space. Bring your inquisitive spirit and let the Mini Robot Companion Kit transform your fascination into a tangible, talking companion that's entirely your own creation.
We've packed the essence of innovation and DIY spirit into a simple download, opening the doorway to a new friendship you will build with your own hands. We present you with more than just instructions; we deliver a comprehensive experience that emphasizes the pleasure of tinkering and the joy of interaction. Every necessary detail for your project is organized with care on this drive, ensuring you can immerse yourself in the creative process without any guesswork. Consider this flash drive your personal gateway to a world where technology meets personal expression, enabling you to forge a unique bond with your chatbot creation.
**Please Note the MiniBot is a digital download.
Find the most frequently asked questions below.
Everything! From assembly to modification, the R1’s included curriculum guides you through every modifiable aspect of the robot, depending on how deep you want to go.
The R1 features ChatGPT integration, providing you with hands on experience in using the most cutting-edge AI available.
No. Once the R1 is purchased, you receive the complete robot kit, instructions and all related software.
Yes! By following along with the instructions, you learn to easily change the appearance and personality. With the R1, you may also change the voice to suit your preferences.
As of the time of this writing, the external technologies integrated into the kit, such as OpenAI (for ChatGPT integration) and Microsoft Azure (for speech functionality), offer free tiers allowing you to explore without additional costs. However, if you wish to engage more deeply with the R1, you may choose to subscribe to the paid tiers of these services, and any related costs would be transactions directly with OpenAI and Microsoft.
Yes! The R1 offers a starter mode designed to allow you to set the robot up and get it running without having to do any coding at all!
While the R1 was developed to work with ChatGPT, the kit gives you full access to the source code. Meaning, with some programming experience you can easily get the R1 to work with many different AI models.
For the R1: A 256x256x256 printer is required at minimum.
For the MiniBot: A 180x180x180 printer is required at minimum.