How would it be to wake up in the morning and the blinds go up without you doing anything about it? How would it be to come home from work and to have your TV on your favorite channel? How would it be to read a book so intensely that you don’t realize that the light is dimming and your lamp turns on automatically?
Well, many scenarios like this make the VIKI solution the right choice when you want to have an easier, more organized, smarter life. Whether you choose VIKI to assist you at the office or at home, the application allows you to create multiple user accounts. Each user has their own behavior, different habits, various reactions. But once it learns what defines you, VIKI knows how to act for each user. Continue reading “VIKI recognizes users and applies what it have learned about their behavior” »
The basic functionality of a home automation system is certainly the possibility to group user needs into what VIKI calls Scenarios and ways of managing the home environment.
Activated by artificial intelligence, voice, from smartphone or tablet, VIKI scenarios and modes help to increase your comfort when you want to forget about daily worries and optimize energy consumption in your home. Let’s give you a few examples: Continue reading “10 memorable moments with VIKI” »
VIKI and Alexa became closer friends this summer. The last time we told you about the “relationship” between the artificial intelligence VIKI and the Amazon Echo Dot (code name: Alexa) was in May, when compatibility tests were in progress.
Since then, the VIKI team has been able to integrate more and more voice commands into the application, commands that VIKI is currently able to execute promptly: setting a room temperature, displaying the weather forecast, opening the door, turning on / off the TV, playing / stopping the music player and more.
Thus, now we can talk directly to our virtual “butler”, and soon we will not need (too much) phone / tablet anymore, it will be enough to use our voice in order to control the intelligent house VIKI.
The proof can be seen in the latest video shot by the VIKI team during the tests.
VIKI is the house of the future and it is ready to blend in with any scenery, to be that invisible “butler”, always ready to meet the wishes and needs of the inhabitants of the house. How can VIKI be invisible? With the help of technology, which nowadays can be confused even with art.
A smart home does not mean one full of wires, cables, boxes, gadgets, lined up everywhere. The technology of the future is already here, and the “magic” devices that help VIKI to be VIKI are invisible. In addition to the wireless communication mode, the smart home can integrate elements that you could think are just decorative.
An example of this is the Vitrum collection, with devices that can be used in the most demanding homes, without standing out in an unpleasant way.
The VIKI team is preparing to enjoy the sun – but not for the holidays, but because, between June 15-17, 2017, it will be at the Constanţa Exhibition Pavilion, where it will take part in the Demonstration Electric Exhibition, the 8th edition, organized by Euro Vial Lighting.
Developing the first truly intelligent home system in Romania means many hours of teamwork. It means exchanging ideas, endless lines of code, hours of discussion (sometimes contradictory), failures, beginning all over again and, often, fun – all as a team.
In the past days, the VIKI team has managed to integrate the voice control facility into the application through Amazon Echo DOT. And this innovation was done as described above – with trials, failures and fun times. First, we had to establish a link to “Alexa” (the name given to the Amazon Echo DOT). Then we had to introduce Alexa to VIKI and get them to work together. Continue reading “What happens when VIKI artificial intelligence meets Amazon Echo Dot. VIDEO” »
VIKI (“The system for intelligent adaptation of the environment to the needs of users”) won the Grand Prize of the International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Invention “Pro Invent” 2017, as well as the Diploma of Excellence with the gold medal. The event was organized between March 22 and 24, 2017 by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, under the aegis of the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Research and Innovation.
Developed through a joint effort of the Cluj companies QSound SOFT and Napoca Software, VIKI is a truly innovative product, revolutionizing the world of home automation and smart homes. Continue reading “The VIKI smart home received the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at Pro Invent 2017!” »
As we already announced in a previous article, the VIKI team started a series of meetings-seminars, organized in order to present this intelligent system of home automation to those interested – architects, builders, specialists etc., decision makers from companies with an interest in promoting, installing and / or designing VIKI. Continue reading “VIKI Meetings: Episode 2” »
The VIKI team has started a series of meetings-seminars, in order to introduce this smart home automation system to those interested – architects, builders, specialists etc., decision makers from companies with an interest in promoting / VIKI installation / design.
A first meeting has already taken place, and some of the participants were later able to visit a “VIKI site”, a house where the system is currently being installed. Continue reading “Meet VIKI!” »