2 years went by in a blink of an eye. It seems just yesterday we are cramped into Jared's 1-bedroom apartment, working off makeshift soldering stations and coding from the kitchen floor.
Fast forward 2 years, we have our own office and manufacturing space in the heart of Silicon Valley, a dream team built from scratch, and most importantly, amazing supporters that really believe in our vision: bringing affordable and useful robotics to everyone, in every home.
Today, we are excited to announce the official launch of Ohmni: a robot that transforms how you communicate. Through our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, we are bringing Ohmni to the world and providing a new experience to connecting families across distances.
See what the press is saying about us:
"Rosie, the robot from 'The Jetsons', has arrived." - Constance Gustke, New York Times
“Aging populations, and the issue of how to address changing modes of family life that can see members more distantly separated … Ohmni might be one answer that’s available now” - Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
"Ohmni home robot makes video chats feel like they're IRL... Move over, FaceTime and Skype?", Kaya Yurieff, CNN
"Ohmni is a telepresence platform that can move around a home and allow distant family members to feel like they’re sitting right there around the table." - Dean Takahashi, Venture Beat
"Ohmni is a home robot that allows families to stay connected more naturally than any typical video call." Garrett Hulfish, Digital Trends
Our users also love us!
"The robot is a godsend, it's just like I am there with her. I can’t praise the product enough. It’s so simple, so incredibly simple.” - Nancy Z., owner of Eiko’s Sushi in Napa Valley, CA.
"I was amazed - no way can I get that kind of interaction with my family using Skype." - Jonathan R., CIO, Ohmni Beta User
“At first, we were skeptical grandma would accept a cutting-edge robot, but within seconds she understood its power - the ability to experience her loved ones in a new and profound way.” - Ping Y., CEO of Stemonix.
To reward early backers, we are offering Ohmni starting at $1399 for a limited time. $500 off MSRP! We're hoping this will help drive momentum going into our campaign so we can bring the #OhmniExperience to more people around the world.
Our users are what drive us to continuously improve Ohmni. We love their heartwarming stories and are inspired by them every day. This is just the beginning and we are only getting started -- thanks for all the support and stay tuned!