Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems Hires Programmers, Engineers to Expand Elder Care Robot Trials
CONYERS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2010 -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today that due to their success in securing funding the fourth quarter of last year, coupled with the continuing success of their world's first in home personal companion elder care robot trials, they have hired and plan to hire more programmers and engineers. 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."
"We focus our qualification of prospective candidates, not only on their technical abilities, but also on their willingness to form valid teams to enable the creativity to solve the coming challenges as we build on our many proprietary, breakthrough technologies," observed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
In this emerging trillion-dollar industry, software programmers work towards solving challenging issues in artificial intelligence (AI), human-machine interaction, actionable situational awareness, sensor fusion, etc. Computer and electrical engineers also work on actionable situational awareness and sensor fusion and challenging issues in control systems, hardware abstraction, embedded system design, etc.
Like an automobile, mobile robots are made from steel, aluminum, plastic, and electronics, but with ten to twenty times the amount of software running. The CareBot has an aluminum frame, plastic shroud, two independently driven wheels, multiple sensor systems, microprocessors and several onboard computers connected in a local area network (LAN). The microprocessors directly interact with the sensor systems and transmit data to the onboard computers. The onboard computers each run independent, highly specialized cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) software programs, GeckoSavants, which interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common sense manner. GeckoNav, GeckoChat and GeckoTrak are primary GeckoSavants. GeckoNav is responsible for maneuvering, avoiding dynamic and/or static obstacles, seeking waypoints and patrolling. GeckoChat is responsible for interaction with the care-receiver such as answering questions, assisting with daily routines and reminders, and responding to other verbal commands. GeckoTrak, which is mostly transparent to the user, enables the CareBot to maintain proximity to the care-receiver using sensor fusion. The CareBot is an internet appliance that is accessible for remote video/audio monitoring and telepresence.
"Not unexpectedly, we are very selective in our hiring. We have faced, and solved many technical challenges that have stymied some of the very best R&D organizations in the world with our team centric approach to mobile service robot development. We will continue to utilize our demonstrated capability at team building the months and years to come. For our stockholders this proven approach will further enhance the ROI from their investment in GeckoSystems," committed Spencer.