Investors: Press Release
Mobile Robot Public Demo Videos Unveiled by GeckoSystems
CONYERS, GA, Jul 17, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that they have recently updated over 70 videos on their website chronicling their legacy of ten plus years of R&D and public CareBot demonstrations. 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."
"From our humble beginnings on a kitchen table and a two car garage over ten years ago, we have demonstrated publicly for companies such as JC Penney, Honeywell, Dell, Ketchum-Crescent, Ember Industries, Future Electronics, Chubb Insurance, Alexian Brothers, Stryker Corp., Allied Plastics, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Hewlett-Packard; and to groups of children in schools and elderly in their homes and nursing homes. CareBot prototypes have been publicly demonstrated at the Robotics Institute of America and RoboBusiness trade shows and numerous local computer shows, too. We are very pleased to now have this factual video chronology more readily available for viewing on our website," observed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
Careful observation of these legacy videos chronologically will enable some insights as to why GeckoSystems is a world leader in mobile robot solutions. The early CareBot prototypes were slower and frequently pivoted in order to avoid a static or dynamic obstacle. Later prototypes will be witnessed performing "avoids" without pivoting at all. The current quality of a CareBot's avoidance behaviors is "bicycle smooth" since they are everywhere continuous and smooth like one going around obstacles while riding a bicycle. The latest videos also depict the CareBot's ability to automatically go faster or slower depending on the amount of clutter (number of obstacles) within its field of view.
The most popular video of this series on YouTube is the room to room automatic self navigation in which the CareBot, which is approximately twenty inches in diameter, traverses three twenty-four inch wide doorways and a narrow hallway in an old 1954 home. This completely "hands off" mobile robot navigation uses GeckoNav to move from the living room through one hallway door and then through another doorway into and across the kitchen and then through a third doorway into the dining room. Three very narrow doorways are navigated slowly due to their tightness. All of the foregoing is done without any predefined, detailed map. As the CareBot ambulates across the kitchen, you will see it speed up in the open area and then slow down to go out of the kitchen into the front dining room.