The Keecker robot rolls on the floor, but its real action happens on the walls. Keecker's main feature is an onboard projector that can display movies, TV, pictures, livestreams and images, turning any blank wall into a screen.
We checked out the Keecker at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, where the robot made its debut. We watched as the smooth, egg-shaped robot, less than two feet in height, rolled slowly across a carpet and projected a trailer for the upcoming movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past" onto the wall.
Keecker will cost between $4,000 and $5,000 and be available for purchase by the end of 2014.
The robot's projector can achieve a resolution of 1080p. Keecker CEO and founder Pierre Lebeau told us it can create large images even when close to a wall, so small rooms don't limit Keecker's functionality.
Keecker runs the Android 4.2 operating system, meaning it can run most Android apps, including streaming movie and music sites. You can also play Android games, using your own smartphone as the controller and Keecker's projector as the screen.
But the Keecker also has a terabyte of internal storage, so you can directly load movie, music and picture files to the robot from your computer via the Web app over Wi-Fi.
You can control Keecker's movements via the app, or set it to automatically follow you around the house, so you can keep listening to music or watching your movie.
Aside from movies, Lebeau suggested that the Keecker could be used to project stars on the ceiling of a child's bedroom or project photos or art on a wall in place of hanging portraits.
We loved the Keecker's look and functionality, particularly the idea of a moving projector with both streaming capabilities and internal memory. Keecker's only kicker is its expensive price, but if you are looking for a new screen and have several thousand dollars to spend, you might consider just going with the Keecker robot.
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