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GeckoSystems Introduces New Personal Care Mobile Robot
Developer of mobile service robots systems completes CareBot prototype.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Apr 30, 2009

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The tight integration of a variety of advanced hardware and software systems provides GeckoSystem’s CareBot mobile service robot with new levels of cost effective situational awareness.

GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping of their CareBot MSR 3.87. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot industry revolutionizing their development and usage with “Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security, and Service.”

“After nearly twelve years of development by many talented, tenacious engineers and programmers, we are very excited to introduce our new CareBot personal care mobile robot,” said R. Martin Spencer, President/CEO of GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. “The new CareBot MSR 3.87 can automatically watch over grandma or the kids, patrol your home, and/or run errands for 8 to 14 hours continuously without recharging. This capability, along with GeckoTrak™ and internet-based video conferencing, enables our CareBot to perform like a family caregiver, enabling them watch over their loved ones, even when they can’t be there physically.”

GeckoSystems recently developed GeckoTrak™ hardware and software that enables the CareBot to automatically follow grandma from room to room. GeckoChat™ tells her when it’s time to take her medications, and can even remind her when her favorite television shows are coming on. GeckoChat is a specially designed assistive technology that enables caregivers to teach the CareBot what to say, and when.

A multitude of necessary and synergistic technologies have been invented by GeckoSystems to achieve this advancement. Their fundamental suite of hardware centric technologies (such as the GeckoSPIO™, GeckoOrient™, the CompoundedSensorArray™, the GeckoMotorController™, the GeckoTactileShroud™, etc.), and software centric technologies (such as GeckoNav™, GeckoChat, GeckoScheduler™, and GeckoTrak) have all had upgrades and enhancements announced since the beginning of this year.

The foregoing combination of sensor-fused technologies brings a new level of cost effective situational awareness to their adaptive, intelligent, multi-tasking personal care mobile robots. Situational awareness is the environmental understanding resulting from blended sensor systems and the common sense implications of those combined perceptions that enables the CareBot to “know” (i.e. be “situationally aware"), for example, when someone should be contacted immediately about the care receiver’s current condition.

GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.
P:  866-CareBot (1-866-227-3268)

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