Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems' Mobile Robot Sensor Fusion Enables Person Following
Conyers, GA, Aug 06, 2008 (WORLD STOCK WIRE via COMTEX) -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (OTC PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that they have completed the prototyping and development of their mobile robot person following software and hardware system, GeckoTrak 2.0, using advanced sensor fusion 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 automatically follow, or find, a person designated for our fully autonomous mobile robots to be in constant and close proximity. This third leg of our three legged milk stool of GeckoNav, GeckoChat, and now GeckoTrak completes the 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.
GeckoTrak has the ability, in conjunction with GeckoNav to automatically follow Grandma (or other designated person) around in their daily routine about their home. In addition to allowing routine web cam video surveillance of the care receiver, GeckoTrak enables their CareBots to timely (using GeckoScheduler) remind Grandma, or other care receivers, to take medications, of favorite TV shows coming on and other timely, routine reminders by always being close by and within easy hearing distance of GeckoChat.
GeckoSystems uses advanced sensor fusion to merge machine vision, passive IR, and sonar to identify and/or locate the person of interest in GeckoTrak. Sensor fusion is a scientifically homogenized situational awareness system resulting from the implicit synergies in aggregated, subsumptive detection and range finding systems. These deliberately blended detection systems enable heightened, if not extraordinary, environmental perception sufficient to indicate common sense responses.
GeckoTrak software merges and interprets data from three different, layered sensor systems to automatically follow a designated person anywhere in their home. A scanning passive infrared (PIR) sensor detects a person's body heat and reports its orientation to GeckoTrak for further processing. Highly optimized machine vision algorithms are employed to learn, remember, and identify the care receiver's daily attire. A sonar range finder is instrumental in maintaining a safe, predetermined distance between the CareBot and the care receiver. GeckoNav provides the artificial intelligence to automatically guide the CareBot to remain proximate while avoiding obstacles automatically to where GeckoTrak determines the care receiver to be. The software portions of GeckoTrak run on two separate, low power 40Mhz and 1 Ghz onboard computers in their advanced biological hierarchical system architecture.
This 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 and the common sense implications of those combined perceptions.