Investors: Press Release
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GeckoSystems' Advanced Mobile Robot Technologies
CONYERS, Ga., March 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that their advanced suite of sensor fusion technologies is favorably reviewed and discussed in Frost & Sullivan's recent market research report entitled, "Developments in Sensor Fusion" (Technical Insights).
"Reliability and higher system performance are the main factors driving sensor fusion," notes Frost & Sullivan research analyst Praveen Chandrasekar in the firm's new report. "Sensor fusion is expected to gain maximum priority in... not only automotive applications, but also robotics..."
Martin Spencer, President/CEO of GeckoSystems stated: "GeckoSystems has been a top pioneer in the field of sensor fusion technology. We are extremely pleased to learn from Frost & Sullivan's report that our internally developed sensor fusion technologies have application in many significant markets other than the mobile service robot marketplace. These important insights will allow us to license our proprietary sensor fusion technologies to many firms outside of the emerging mobile robotics industry and increase ROI for our investors."
According to Wikipedia: "Sensor fusion is the combining of sensory data or data derived from sensory data from disparate sources such that the resulting information is in some sense better than would be possible when these sources were used individually."
Everyday we use "sensor fusion" in our routine activities. For example, we smell smoke and then look for a grayish cloud to determine the source of the smoke, its proximity, and consequent degree of danger to us. In noisy crowds when we talk with someone, we use lip reading to enable us to understand what we don't hear clearly. Humans use sensor fusion every day to make choices based on data that is interdependent, or incomplete, versus using only one of our five senses. The better the sensor fusion, the better the choices and the more "actionable" the "situation awareness" is.
GeckoSystems employs proprietary sensor fusion technologies not only in its flagship automatic self-navigation software, GeckoNav, but also in GeckoTrak, the GeckoSPIO, GeckoOrient, etc. GeckoTrak uses advanced sensor fusion to merge machine vision, passive infrared, and sonar to identify and/or locate the person of interest such that GeckoTrak can inform GeckoNav automatically as to the whereabouts of the designated person for continuous proximate monitoring. The GeckoSPIO, a sensor/power input/output mobile robot controller board, enables faster, more graceful self-navigation through loose crowds of moving people as in airport, bus, and train terminals, shopping centers and other public areas. GeckoOrient automatically and intelligently merges sensor data from odometry (dead reckoning), a solid-state compass and accelerometer based gyroscopes (IMU's) for enhanced orientation accuracy while errand running, patrolling, or following a designated person.
GeckoSystems Excerpt from "Developments in Sensor Fusion" (Technical Insights) by Frost & Sullivan
Errata for GeckoSystems Excerpt from "Developments in Sensor Fusion" (Technical Insights) by GeckoSystems