Our customers’ individual experiences and use cases repeatedly show just how versatile the Nuki Smart Lock is. At IFA 2019 in Berlin, we met with Tim Schuster and Tobias Kölsch from the start-up Humanizing Technologies. Among other things, their robot Pepper can be used to lock a door with an electronic Nuki door lock mounted on it. Discover more interesting insights into everyday life with robots in this interview:
What does Humanizing Technologies do?
Bringing “humanity into robotics” and “people into technologies” – that’s what Humanizing Technologies focuses on. The interaction between humans and robots plays a crucial role here.
The robots are internationally accepted companion robots, used as assistants. Their applications are diverse and can be designed as needed. To name an example, our humanoid robot Pepper is specialised in human-like interaction and responding to the behaviour of customers. This includes teaching him a language and equipping him with a special character. This allows Pepper to be used as a receptionist, headliner, entertainer, or companion in nursing homes.
How did you discover Nuki and what inspired your decision for a Nuki Smart Lock?
We present our robots to visitors and customers in our new showroom. As a tech company, we place great value on designing our processes in a digital – and thus more effective – manner. That’s why we were particularly interested in a digital access solution that we could combine with our robots. The integration with Nuki through the open API works very well. The robot can identify who’s in front of the door using the integrated camera, and then open the door using the Nuki Smart Lock. This use case is very popular with our customers and visitors. It offers the perfect way to illustrate daily life with robots.
What convinced you about our Smart Lock?
As I’ve said before, the open API is one of the greatest advantages. What’s more, the Nuki Smart Lock can very easily be installed without any external assistance and without requiring any modifications to the door itself. Because quality, reliability, and security are paramount to our products, this is what we loved most about Nuki. The simple operation using a clearly organised app is another great advantage. Everyone always has their smartphone with them, making it impossible to forget your key at home. On top of this, you can keep track of who accesses the building thanks to the option to individually assign, as well as modify, add, or deactivate, access rights at all times. With Nuki, we can also offer everyone who doesn’t warm up to this solution the flexibility to keep using their key. We also like the design – sleek and innovative.