Home-Droid Can Transform Any Room Into a Cinema

Home-Droid Can Transform Any Room Into a Cinema

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Think of all the gadgets we have in the living room: television, home theater, sound system, DVD player. And if we’re in the room, we’ll also have our cellphones, tablets and whatever else you carry with you. They are part of an environment that can be defined as audiovisual and entertainment: music, movies, TV, video games … The image of our house full of electronics is familiar to us all.

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All but Pierre Lebeau, a former Google employee who wants to see your room differently. He doesn’t want any of those square objects lying around, but something more natural and appealing. Instead of an infinite array of devices, the entertainment system will revolve around a single device: Keecker. A robot meant to remove a number of devices we have at home to be the star of the house.

By the looks of it, Keecker seems to be the lost son of the Roomba vacuum cleaner and Eve from Wall-E. However, it also is not a Jedi robot assistant or an automated vacuum cleaner. This device is a combination of camera, surround sound and an Android brain that we can use with any type of application we have on our smartphone or tablet.

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Lebeau’s ambition is great and this robot is capable of anything you want as far as home entertainment goes: use the projector to play videos, use the speaker system for music and the Android system that allows you to surf the web, do videoconferencing and play video games. The invention comes with a camera that rotates up to 360 degrees and surround sound speakers, allowing to transform any space into an authentic home cinema room with high quality projections. This device requires no wires, being fully mobile, and is controlled simply using a WiFi network and smartphone.

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In fact, the surveillance system can also be of great use, thanks to its camera and sensors, one can monitor temperature and humidity in the house, being able to remotely control it on their phone. That way it can keep and eye on the house while everyone is away and let them know of any suspicious movements or activities.

The Keecker should hit the market in April 2015 at about US$2000.