French tech company Keecker is launching a connected robot for your home that projects movies, plays music, browses the web, and captures sounds and images.
The Paris-based company is unveiling the robot at the 2014 International CES, the huge tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The Keecker robot has a powerful video projection system as well as a 360-degree audio and video capture system. It works through your smartphone, and it rolls around your house on motorized wheels.
With this robot, the company hopes to change the way people think about digital media, making it easier to share collective experiences at home and bring families together.
“Creating a new dimension between technology, entertainment and our imagination, Keecker merges the physical and digital worlds for the first time,” said Pierre Lebeau, chief executive and founder of Keecker, in a statement. “You can transform your home with just one single device, eliminating the need for the countless technology solutions we are forced into using today.”
Keecker uses its projector to transform any surface or wall into a big, immersive screen. It can project its content anywhere, whether it’s video, photos, interior design, or something altogether unique.
It can create experiences like drawing art on your walls, creating pop-up interior design for an evening, enabling you to walk through your house on a Skype call, and waking you up to a view of Tuscany on your bedroom wall. It can check your home details (temperature, humidity, sound level, light level, CO2 level, and more) and provide home security monitoriing while you are on the road. It can also entertain you with games and apps.
Keecker is 16 inches wide and 25 inches tall. You control it with a smartphone app (iOS, Android, and the web). It should be available to consumers for $4,000 to $5,000 in the fourth quarter.