Mobile robot brings home entertainment wherever you go
Paris-based Keecker's new mini-robot has a built-in projector, an audio and video capture system, and the ability to measure things like home temperature, humidity, sound level, and more.
LAS VEGAS -- Want video entertainment wherever you go in your house? Keecker has you covered.
At CES on Monday, the Paris-based company unveiled its new mini robot, an entertainment system on wheels that can roll around any house, bringing video and audio entertainment, as well as mobile audio and video capture wherever you go.
The new robot, which is 25 inches tall and 16 inches wide, is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2014 at a price of between $4,000 and $5,000. It is designed to project video and capture audio or video in all directions. It can also browse the Web and make video calls and play video games. Everything it does is controlled through Keecker's iOS, Android, or mobile Web app.
In addition, the robot has a range of sensors that allow it to measure home temperature, sound level, humidity, light level, carbon dioxide, and more. That makes it possible for owners to check on the status of their home from afar.
Though offering a nice suite of features, Keecker's price tag may well scare off people who might otherwise appreciate the way it can transform almost any space in a home into an entertainment center. But of course, only time will tell if it is a success.