The CareBot is an ideal personal robot that emerges "sentience" to seem like a pet dog that follows Mom from room to room all day long. Friends and family will be able to look in to chat and visit. The verbal user UX reminds her to take meds, recites favorite family anecdotes, plays music, etc.
Human quick sense to avoid moving and/or unmapped obstacles.
This video shows a GeckoSystems' Carebot, equipped with a pair of Microsoft Kinect sensors, navigating through a narrow passageway cluttered with various obstacles. This represents the worst case for in-home navigation.
This video showcases a CareBot traversing a close-quarters environment at a Marriott conference center.
This video showcases a SafePath Wheelchair in normal grocery store surroundings.
The Kinect depth camera data used in both the CareBot and the SafePath wheelchair is processed by a piece of software called GeckoImager, running on a dual core 1.66GHz Intel Atom motherboard. The navigation is handled by two other GeckoSavants, GeckoNav and GeckoSuper, running on a separate dual core Atom machine. Both computers were located on the robot during the video.
Final versions of SafePath navigation will use OEM depth cameras manufactured to GeckoSystems specifications to create economical indoor and outdoor capabilities for the wheelchair and the CareBot.
For more robust applications such as the automobilie or agricultural machinery, LIDAR, radar, sonar, and machine vision or a combination of systems can be sensor fused fused for input to GeckoImager.
In 2012 the German magazine INSPECT published a technical article on the use of Kinects in SafePath navigation in the Wheelchair and the CareBot.
Recent GeckoSystems Market Research White Papers
The Expanding Health Care Market
Third party research on the world wide need for medical assistance robots and technical documentation of how GeckoSystems AI software provides near term solutions.
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AI navigation to expand the power wheelchair market 40-100%
Third party research proves that the addition of AI navigation to the power wheelchair is urgently needed. The added mobility of Safepath wheelchairs will dramatically benefit victims of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, paraplegics, amputees, and children who are too young to use a power wheelchair on their own.
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GeckoSystems has begun to market licensing of SafePath navigation technology.
SafePath technology will be introduced to U.S. the market with the production of SafePath retrofit kits for traditional power wheelchairs. These kits will be priced in line with other aftermarket wheelchair options. More...
GeckoSystems believes the personal assistance robot will conquer the consumer market before 2020 just as the personal computer established itself in the '80s.
From the very beginning GeckoSystems has focused on the family care market. In 2011 technology deveoloped for the CareBot was transitioned to the wheelchair, creating a new world of CyberMobility for the disabled. GeckoSystems expects 2012 to mark the company's emergence from the R&D phase with a commercially viable personal assistance robot that will help the disabled live safer, more productive, and more independent lives. Personal robots are no longer science fiction...
The medical industry is facing unprecedented challenges in coming years. Costs must be reduced while maintainig quality of care. Professional robotic assistance will help the industry to meet this challenge.
Staff members will be able to spend more time on direct patient care while routine tasks are taken over by robotic attendants. Robots with telepresence capabilites will permit doctors and nurses to monitor and examine patients remotely. Vital signs will be monitored constantly and automatically, often alerting staff before a condition becomes acute. A New Age of Healthcare...
The same technology that provides caregivers and healthcare workers with more efficent monitoring of the situation around them can be applied to security and surveillance activities which have become critical in this post 9/11 world.
Robotic watchmen are always on the alert, providing more comprehensive security at a lower cost than human guards. More on the SecurityBot ...
Government & Defense
Mobile Service Robots can explore urban dwellings while looking for human inhabitants --automatically-- without any human invention or control.
Robotic ambulances can be sent into dangerous situations for search and rescue without endangering more lives.
Military personnel and first responders can be kept out of harm's way. More...