GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO)
(http://www.geckosystems.com/) -- announced today that their world's first
in home personal robot trials continue to proceed with new insights being
revealed. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service
Robot (MSR) industry revolutionizing their development and usage with
"Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service™."
"We are routinely asked by potential CareBot™ purchasers and investors:
'How long will you be in trials and how many CareBots do you have in
trial?' Unfortunately due to limited resources, we cannot simply spend
more money on an as needed basis. So on one hand, while we must remain
cognizant of the realities of fund raising during this Great Recession, we
are also well aware and routinely reminded of the pent up demand for cost
effective home assistance for the elderly and chronically ill.
"Due to the historic nature of these in home trials and our intention to
delight our first customers by exceeding their expectations, we will be
adding several care receivers with differing levels of autonomy and
frailty. Sometimes grandma hears well, speaks clearly and ambulates about
her home without any assistance. At another extreme, she may be confined to
a wheel chair and incapable of normal verbal interaction.
"I believe that once we have a focus group of fifteen to twenty-five
families with their experiences with a CareBot incorporated into their
daily lives, we will have a pretty good idea as to what will delight eighty
to ninety percent of our target market in elder care. How long it takes us
to get to that plateau of understanding and confidence in CareBot safety,
security and service is dependent -- in no small part -- on the continued
success of our fundraising activities," observed Martin Spencer,
GeckoSystems has ongoing in home personal companion robot trials to
demonstrate that their next-generation practical, personal companion robots
have the ability to help caregivers perform critical eldercare monitoring
and extend the time that people can live independently. Their CareBot home
care robot is capable of assisting in senior care in a variety of real-life
situations, such as on-time reminders of medication and enabling a sense of
safety and security due to being "watched over" by family members.
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,
cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) savants.
(GeckoSystems' GeckoSavants™ are highly specialized AI software.) These
savants interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common
sense manner. The primary savants are GeckoNav™, GeckoChat™ and
GeckoTrak™. GeckoNav is responsible for maneuvering, avoiding dynamic
and/or static obstacles, locating 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. Due to the end user customization
capability of their verbal interaction AI software, GeckoChat, many
perceive the CareBot as being capable of being a personal companion robot
with desirable social interaction beyond rote recitation of medication
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
SOURCE: GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.