The Next Generation of Companion Robots

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 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 roleplaying. The Ominous Industries Robots can use any face and any personality, allowing your wildest fantasies to come to life before your eyes.

Blog posts

  • Bringing Someone Back with AI and Robotics

    Bringing Someone Back with AI and Robotics

    Last May, I had the idea to digitally bring back the memory of a lost loved one, in this case, my late grandfather. I went through with it using a prototype of the Ominous Industries R1 robot, which I sell...

  • Building A Crypto Trading Robot Using GPT4o Vision

    Building A Crypto Trading Robot Using GPT4o Vision

    Ever since I tested the vision capabilities of GPT-4o, I have been passively thinking of ways to integrate it with my Ominous Industries R1 Social Robot, which I sell for $199. A couple of weeks ago, I had the idea...

  • Testing locally run Open Sora AI Video Generation

    Testing locally run Open Sora AI Video Generation

    As I mentioned in my recent post about locally run portrait animation, the thing I am most excited about in the generative AI space is the ability to generate uncensored videos locally, without subscriptions or censorship. The difference between my...

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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.

Please note that OpenAI has recently discontinued its free tier, and using the API now requires payment. However, the costs for conversational AI purposes are quite low (About 20 cents for a full day of use). Microsoft Azure, which provides speech functionality, still offers a free tier that allows you to explore without additional expenses. If you wish to engage more extensively with the R1, you have the option to subscribe to the paid tiers of these services. Any associated costs would be direct transactions between you and OpenAI or 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.

Everything! Every piece, from the nuts and bolts required to assemble the robot, to the electronics and instructions, is included in the kit,
ensuring you have all you need to build and use the R1.