Robots are cute, as well as useful, and that’s the reason why this year’s CES tech show was flooded with AI-powered robots. From pole dancing and house cleaning robots, to Honda’s 3E concept or California-based Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri home robot that just made a formal appearance; the event had a variety of amazing bots. French startup Keecker also presented its voice-controlled multimedia home robot that can even roll around to help homeowners remotely keep an eye on different areas of their home. Equipped with a 90° adjustable video projector, a 4.1 audio system and two cameras; the movable robot can be used for entertainment, communication and security purposes.
This Android OS-powered multimedia home robot supports Google Play, Chromecast, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to serve as a central multimedia device at home. The built-in projector helps you turn any wall or ceiling into a screen to watch movies, play video games, music, etc. Keecker home robot can be used for video calls and monitor your home remotely. There are even built-in sensors to get real-time updates about humidity levels, ambient light, and temperature at your home.
It comes with an integrated lithium-ion battery with six hours of ability for continuous projection, sound, and movement. The Keecker multimedia home robot can freely move from one room to other, and can be controlled by voice commands or using the companion mobile app. Using the sensors and artificial intelligence, it maps the entire space that ensure easy movement and safe return to the charging station.
It was first launched through a crowd-funding campaign in 2014, and finally is available for purchase for about US$1,790. Limited quantities are available with options to go for the 32GB or 160GB memory model.