Keecker is a last generation robot capable of bringing an immersive multimedia experience to any room in your home. Pierre Lebeau, former product manager at Google, decided to abandon the Internet giant to devote all his time to his new company, born out of a personal interest: producing a small multimedia center that could be used throughout the house, without having to move large equipment.
Keecker, 2 feet tall by 16 inches wide, has an elegant design and is mounted on motorized wheels that facilitate independent mobility. Once installed, the robot studies the configuration of the house to be able to move around by itself.
Its multiple functions include the ability to project high definition videos on any wall and play music and high-fidelity sound from a sophisticated six-speaker system. But that is not all: this smart robot features the Android operating system, allowing their owners to take control from their smart phones.
As a result, it can make calls through systems like Skype, take photos or films and send that information to the owner’s cell phones. It also lets you control the lights and sound volume, as well as measure the levels of humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide inside the house, among other possibilities.
The first product from the Paris-based firm was launched January 2013 at the annual CES Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Our goal is to create a new dimension between technology, entertainment and our imagination. Keecker combines for the first time the physical and digital worlds”, says Lebeau, Keecker‘s founder and creator. “We can transform our home with one product, eliminating the need for countless devices that currently we are forced to use.”
The most interesting fact of the project is that all the robot’s functions point towards constant interactivity. For example, the user can make drawings with his finger on the walls where images are projected, or control video through smartphone synchronization, and in each case, the robot will always respond to the needs of its users.
Keecker is not an isolated multimedia device limited to reproducing content; it also interacts with those who control it. At first glance, it seems to be the perfect “toy” for children or adults. ■