CONYERS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets:GCKO) announced today that they have built an assembly line in their R&D facility and received critical components and subsystems to enable near term expansion of their ongoing elder care robot trials. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry, revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service(tm)."
"In order to expand our surrogate companion robot trials for the elderly, we had to hire a mechanical designer to produce the CAD drawings needed for the fabrication of critical adapters. This new hire enabled us to secure some electromechanical subassemblies that have long lead times. I am pleased to report that with the set up of the production line in our lab, the receipt of the custom subassemblies from Regal Manufacturing, and redesign of our robot controller board, the GeckoSPIO(tm), now addressed, we have initiated manufacturing to expand our world's first trials of a new type of surrogate companion for the elderly, the CareBot(tm).
"We have learned a great deal about expected and unexpected human to machine interactions in an elder care setting. Since we are engaged in the elder care robot trials that give us a 'first mover' opportunity, we expect this reality and the scope of the pent up demand in this market to reward our approximately 1,400 GCKO stockholders with a satisfying ROI," observed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
About the CareBot:
Like an automobile, mobile service 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 onboard computers each run independent, highly specialized cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) software programs, GeckoSavants(tm), which interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common sense manner. GeckoNav(tm), GeckoChat(tm) and GeckoTrak(tm) 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 a surrogate robotic companion for the elderly with many unexpected and important benefits.
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About GeckoSystems International Corporation:
Since 1997, GeckoSystems has developed a comprehensive, coherent, and sufficient suite of hardware and software inventions to enable a new type of home appliance (a personal robot) the CareBot(tm), to be created for the mass consumer marketplace. The suite of primary inventions includes: GeckoNav(tm), GeckoChat(tm) and GeckoTrak(tm).
The Company's "mobile robot solutions for safety, security and service(tm)" are appropriate not only for the consumer, but also professional healthcare, commercial security and defense markets. Professional healthcare require cost effective, timely errand running, portable telemedicine, etc. Homeland Security requires cost effective mobile robots to patrol and monitor commercial and public venues for intruders, weapons and WMD detection.
The Company is the first mobile service robot developer and manufacturer in the world to begin in-home eldercare evaluation trials.
Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the Safe Harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage firm that continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.
CONTACT: GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. 1-866-CAREBOT (227-3268) International: +1 678-413-9236 www.GeckoSystems.com