GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS/exchange>: GCKO) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) -- announced today that during their first annual "Mobile Robots in Motion" conference November 4-5, 2009 attendees will be able to observe and discuss GeckoSystems' extensible low-level hierarchal architecture. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service™."
The GeckoSPIO™ is the primary interface to the physical robot and supports a large amount of input and output, in several forms (digital, analog, serial, and Ethernet). The GeckoSPIO is the top of the low-level hierarchal architecture providing communication with low-level modules such as the CompoundSensorArray™, GeckoOrient™, GeckoMotorController™ and third party sensor sub-systems.
"Our long standing practice of developing contained sub-systems that communicate with a consistent protocol means that our mobile robots are easily upgradeable and expandable. For example, we have already identified a third party blood pressure and pulse rate monitor that can be added and communicated with through an existing GeckoSPIO serial port," stated Mark Peele, Vice President, R&D, GeckoSystems.
"We have worked very hard for many years to achieve elegant modularity. Modularity is good. A modular architecture is more readily upgradeable and can extend the system's useful life. Furthermore as it enhances the value proposition to end users, it also increases ROI for our investors," concluded Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
Like an automobile, mobile robots are made from steel, aluminum, plastic, and electronics, but with ten to twenty times the amount of software running. The CareBot has an aluminum frame, plastic shroud, two independently driven wheels, multiple sensor systems, microprocessors and several onboard computers connected in a local area network (LAN). The microprocessors directly interact with the sensor systems and transmit data to the onboard computers. The onboard computers each run independent, highly specialized cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) software programs, GeckoSavants™, which interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common sense manner. GeckoNav™, GeckoChat™ and GeckoTrak™ are primary GeckoSavants. GeckoNav is responsible for maneuvering, avoiding dynamic and/or static obstacles, seeking waypoints and patrolling. GeckoChat is responsible for interaction with the care-receiver such as answering questions, assisting with daily routines and reminders, and responding to other verbal commands. GeckoTrak, which is mostly transparent to the user, enables the CareBot to maintain proximity to the care-receiver using sensor fusion. The CareBot is an internet appliance that is accessible for remote video/audio monitoring and telepresence.
As predicted in the recent Forbes article (http://www.forbes.com/2009/09/17/robots-health-care-technology-breakthroughs-telehealth.html), due to the sufficiency and cost effective robustness of GeckoSystems' first product, the CareBot™, near term in home evaluation trials have been recently announced. This conference will enable many industry observers to witness and determine for themselves the proximity to market and consumer acceptance their first product will enjoy.