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Meet Keecker: a robot that projects movies, streams music and guards your home


* Keecker features a projector that can beam 78-inch image onto wall

* Comes with state-of-the-art audio system consisting of four drivers, a subwoofer and digital sound processing

* Costs $1800 for 32GB version and $2000 for the 160GB version


Star Wars-inspired robot, called Keecker is an all-round family entertainment robot that can beam movies on to living room wall or ceiling, stream music from its speakers as well as keep watch over your home.

Keecker in a living room
Motorized rear wheels and castor-type front wheels allow Keecker to move to where its needed
(Credit: Keecker)

Brain-child of Pierre Lebeau – former Google Product Manager – the roughly egg-shaped droid was first shown off at CES Las Vegas in 2014, after which a successful Kickstarter campaign followed. Now the final consumer version is fully available for sale.

Brain-child of Pierre Lebeau (pictured) – former Google Product Manager (Credit: Keecker)

Measuring 38.8 × 37.8 × 39.7 cm and weighing just 8.5kg, the robot is designed to move around smoothly and freely. It comes with a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor supported by 3GB RAM. You’ll also get storage options ranging from 32GB to 160GB

With its 1000 lumen LED projection unit, the robot can throw out a 78-inch, 720p image
(Credit: Keecker)

With its 1000 lumen LED projection unit, the designers say Keecker can throw out a 78-inch, 720p image at only 1.5m from the wall. And should you want beam pictures to the ceiling and watch videos as you lay on your back, the device can be rotated up to 90 degrees so you can do this.

The device features a state-of-the-art audio system comprising of four powerful drivers (each rated 10W), 50W subwoofer and digital sound processing.

Keecker’s projected image can be rotated up to 90 degrees, to transfer a movie from the wall to the ceiling
(Credit: Keecker)

The robot can be controlled and activated using voice command or through a companion app. And with its 13MP panoramic Sony camera up top for 360 degree video and a 5MP front-facing camera, the robot can navigate freely around the house in surveillance mode, keeping owners informed when something is out of place.

The robot is fully autonomous and can even go charge itself when its battery is running low (Credit: Keecker)

The robot is fully autonomous and can even go charge itself when its battery is running low.

The 32GB version can be bought for $1800, while the 160GB version costs $2000.

 

[Source: Keecker]

[Featured photo: Keecker]

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Akin A
A MUFC fan with serious love for gadgets and all things tech. Not the movie-loving type, more like the kinda guy you'll see with a PS4 controller. I like good music - any type, as long as it sounds good. Oh and I'm a very picky eater too. Apart from science and tech, I follow all kinda stuff in politics, sports, business and entrepreneurship.

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