Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems' Software/Hardware Architecture Enables Mobile Robots to be Personal
CONYERS, GA, Jul 20, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- GeckoSystems International Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that GeckoChat and GeckoScheduler synergistically enable mobile robot "persona's" to be created for more natural human-machine interaction. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry revolutionizing their development and usage with their "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 to be recognized; and for words, phrases, and sentences that would be appropriate, desirable responses," observed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
While personal robots cannot reliably sense and respond to human emotions, due to the many different means available to the end user, CareBot persona can be easily customized as to voice tonality, cadence, pitch, breathiness, etc. Further the words and/or phrases chosen in response to anticipated questions to the CareBot can be colloquial in the word choice and approximate the native dialect using various user settings in the software and/or hardware. With the foregoing capabilities there is now a new type of surrogate companion, not only for the elderly, but also other family members such as children and/or the chronically ill.
"GeckoChat continues the suite of the fundamental, yet disparate, functional benefits needed to cost effectively provide utility to families for remote care taking of their members and other loved ones by making them more personal and uniquely adapted to the particular person to be assisted. This will benefit all our stakeholders and improve ROI for our investors," concluded Spencer.
GeckoChat can be easily programmed with either monologues and/or dialogues with or without time scheduling (using GeckoScheduler) depending on the user's preferences. This new set of interactive verbal behaviors brings a new level of actionable situational awareness to mobile robots.
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.
GeckoChat communicates with GeckoNav, GeckoScheduler, and GeckoTrak using TCP/IP on a 100Mhz on board local area network (LAN). Natural language processing and a forward chaining expert system written in Prolog and C++ are the primary structures of this specific AI software engine, GeckoChat.