Ex-Google employee launches Keecker, a cute looking home entertainment robot


Every year with the Consumer Electronic Show, we get to see a lot of off the hook, innovative products, and this year’s CES is no different. Amongst many others, a very cute looking personal robot on wheels named ‘Keecker’ on show at the 2014 CES is one such amazing product. The appearance of the Keecker will remind you of R2-D2 and is as endearing as the later. It might not be as smart though, but the Android powered robot offers a range of features and gives us a peek into the future of home entertainment. And unlike other similar small robots, it is not square in shape but has an egg-shaped head with hidden wheels under the shell.

Keecker is a smartphone controllable robot that can freely move around the house and can project video onto any wall that’s big enough. It runs on Android with Google Play access, which gives it access to Netflix or YouTube via its apps and project its contents. There is a reason why Keecker is Google-centric, the product’s developer and the company’s founder, Pierre Lebeau, is an ex-product manager of Google. The robot also has internal speakers and can also act as giant movable music player. The Keecker is 16 inches wide and 25 inches tall and isn’t very small but its feature to project TV and other content via streaming apps make it an interesting product. According to the company, the hardware is built on fairly simple platform and is slated for a soon-to-launch Kickstarter campaign. It is expected to be priced at $4000 to $5000 and will reach the stores by the end of 2014. Check the video uploaded by the company after the jump.

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