Inventors are constantly working on new ideas on how to make the modern easier. Compact many things into a single object and you automatically save space and time. And money, of course. The new Keecker robot was invented by former Google employee Pierre Lebeau with the intention of creating a gadget that will sync home devices like a sound system, projector, home monitoring system and a webcam into one single object.
Keecker is shaped like an egg, made of soft plastic and measures 11 inches wide and 16 inches long. It moves around the house thanks to a pair of wheels and it can be controlled using an app for Android or iOS smart devices. The cool thing is that Keecker the robot can move around the house on its own, as well. How does it do it? Keecker has motors inside it, a 360 degree camera, sensors that measure the temperature and a projector that can used on an any surface of the house: the walls, the floors and even on the ceiling. Keecker projects anything you want from your smartphone or tablet, whether it’s your favorite TV show or an image of NASA’s latest discovery.
Lebeau refers to Keecker as being a “collective computer” and it was designed to be used by the whole family, not just one member. Keecker can learn all the rooms in a house and can go in each one by its own. Once it’s removed from the box, it will look around and scan every part of your house to get to know it better. Once it’s done that, the owner must manually type down in Keecker’s floor plan the names of the rooms. After doing that, Keecker can visit any part of the house just by controlling it with your app.
Keecker the robot must raise $100,000 via Kickstarter in order for it to be available for public purchase. This cute little robot will cost approximately $4000 if the campaign will raise all the money needed.
What do you think of the new Keecker robot? Would you want one around your house?