Microbot Push: A robotic finger for your buttons

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Microbot Push, the first wireless robotic finger that can be stuck on a surface and then physically push any buttons when user wireless tells it to, is now live on Indiegogo. -> Naran, a Korean hardware startup, introduces a radically new vision of connected life and home automation. Until now, the only way to bring analog devices to the Internet realm were so-called “wall wart” switches that simply controlled the electrical circuits powering home appliances. This solution, despite already used by many, is severely incomplete as normally users are required to go through more steps than just connecting or disconnecting their appliances to the electric grid. More good news to come 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 multi-sensor station; Microbot View, a wireless camera; and Microbot Scan, a wireless fingerprint reader. 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 finally 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.

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