Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems Enables Verbal Control of Mobile Robots
Conyers, GA, Aug 05, 2008 (WORLD STOCK WIRE via COMTEX) -- GeckoSystems International Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that they have completed the prototyping and development of their mobile robot verbal control and interaction software and hardware system, GeckoChat 2.1, using advanced voice recognition and synthesis technologies. 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 have worked for some years to develop the ability for our CareBot MSR's to intelligently listen and respond to spoken commands of the caregiver and/or care receiver. GeckoChat can be readily customized for words and phrases recognized; and for words, phrases, and sentences that would be appropriate responses. In affect, the family can now create a unique personality for their family members by choosing the cadence, tonality, breathiness, etc. of the voice synthesis in addition to the various family anecdotes and colloquialisms specifically selected for the care receiver's benefit. GeckoChat continues the development of fundamental functional benefits needed to cost effectively provide utility to families for remote care taking of their members and other loved ones. This will benefit all our stakeholders and improve ROI for our investors," concluded Mr. R. Martin Spencer, President/CEO.
GeckoChat enables their CareBots to timely and repetitively (using GeckoScheduler) remind Grandma, or other care receivers, to take medications, of favorite TV shows coming on, relatives and/or friends coming to visit, and other timely, routine reminders by clearly saying the needed medication reminders, etc. to serve as a surrogate short term memory. Using GeckoChat, their CareBot's personality can be readily changed and enhanced using a high-level user interface on their PC.
Natural language processing and a forward chaining expert system written in Prolog is the primary structure of the AI engine known as GeckoChat. GeckoScheduler is written in C++. This new set of interactive verbal behaviors brings a new level of situational awareness to their mobile robots with actionable intelligence. Situational awareness is the environmental understanding resulting from blended sensor systems (such as listening and seeing) and the common sense implications of those combined perceptions.