Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart

Naran launches Microbot Push, a connected robotic finger, that can interact with any physical standard device of the house to make it connected and reactive

Naran introduces a new vision for connected life. Today most smart ecosystems live either behind screens, between apps or smart manufactured devices. Naran is introducing smart physical robotic fingers to bridge the divide between real and digital and connect any physical devices. Taehyun Park, Naran’s founder says “The Internet of Things starts with things, all things, so let all things be connected!”

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Paju (Korea) and Paris (France) – 23 September 2015 – Naran is giving us the possibility of gaining time by providing us with a product that transforms our everyday appliances into smart connected items. All the main devices we have work with a switch or a button, they turn them on or shut them down and regulate the settings. Up to now they are the most commonly used user interfaces that our appliances have, therefore buttons are unlikely to be replaced in a close future. With Microbot Push you control all of your devices’ switches with your smartphone. Imagine you are on the subway on your way home and you can trigger your heating system depending on the weather outside. Or how about setting the recording time for your favourite football match remotely when you are running late from work. And imagine waking up, taking a shower and your hot cup of coffee is already waiting for you. The possibilities are sheer endless…

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Microbot Push has been successfully tested on all types of buttons that can be found in our homes. Microbot Push is rather universal: its height is adjustable and there is a touch sensor on its top, so users can still press any button manually

How does it work?

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Users get the number of required Push Microbots to equip their home. They simply need to stick them on top of any switch or button of any device they want to automate. Prota, the central server that gathers all the user’s requirements, will recognize each of the applied Push buttons thanks to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Users need to define automation requirements using the Stories app, an automation engine that is preinstalled in Prota OS by default. With Stories users can create smart home experiences as if they were writing a script where sensors and devices are characters weaved into a set of actions, just like in a story!

A quick launch for fast access

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Naran’s Connected Finger Makes Ordinary Things Smart: Microbot Push.

Microbot Push will launch an Indiegogo campaign in November 2015 in order to make their connected devices available to early backers who want to purchase them in presales. Microbot Push will be unveiled to the world during the CES in Las Vegas in January 2016.

Other good news to come

Microbot Push is just the beginning of the Microbot series. Naran already has clear plans for the next five Microbots in addition to Push: Microbot Twist, a wireless robotic hand than can twist knobs; IR bridge, an infrared control station; Microbot Sense, a multisensor station; Microbot View, a wireless camera and Microbot Scan, a wireless fingerprint reader.

Turn on your computer, light up your home, make yourself a cup of coffee, without being there!

Availability

The Microbot Push will be available in March 2016 online and at selected retailers across North America and Europe.

Specifications

Dimensions: Push body : 67mm X 27mm X 35mm
Battery pack : 13.50 mm
Height: max 28.8 mm, min 26.6 mm
Battery: MicroUSB port for recharging / Up to 6 month
Connectivity: Bluetooth (BLE)
Maximum Torque: Approx. 1.6kgf

About Naran and Its Founder

Taehyun Park first left Korea at the age of 14 to study in Canada. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, he again moved abroad spending several years between Silicon Valley, Redmond, and Tokyo working for Google, Microsoft and ING Life. His journey led him again back to Seoul where he started Naran in 2009. In 2014 the company received an investment from Suprema, a large biometrics technology provider, and by DaumKakao, another major Korean technology company. Naran develops hardware and software ecosystems designed to bring users’ homes to life.

For more information visit: http://prota.info

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