This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

GeckoSystems, An AI Mobile Robot Co., Reports First Net Profits

"Because the GeckoSystems platform exploits the economic benefits of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) mechanical and electronic systems and subsystems, products using our AI MSR platform will be affordable for smaller businesses and families and not be limited to major corporations or one percenters looking for expensive toys.  We are about to see robots enter the mainstream and become a part of every day life."

The company is satisfied that this initial licensee appreciates the breadth of the MSR market and is motivated to establish itself as the dominant regional developer, manufacturer, and marketer of MSRs. The licensee has stated its intent to develop and market some of the product concepts that have been created by GeckoSystems' such as the ChairBot(tm), AI+ CareBot(tm), CareBotPro(tm), SecurityBot(tm), GeckoNED(tm), and GeckoSuperSentinel(tm). (For more information:  http://www.geckosystems.com/high_level/ )

State of the Market for Mobile Service Robots



GeckoSystems is not alone in their struggle to introduce cost effective, truly utilitarian service robot products to market.  The entire sector of service robotics is in its infancy.  MSR's for applications such as warehouse security, telepresence for K-12 students at home, or telemedicine (mobile video conferencing platforms) in select hospitals are just beginning to appear in the market. These MSRs have either very limited functionality, or are so expensive that they are not practical from a ROI perspective.

Personal and domestic service robots now being sold are mostly small home vacuuming machines and toys.   Industrial and business robots largely focus on dull, dirty and dangerous tasks with routine "supervised autonomy" (a form of teleoperation control with the human making many common sense decisions).  This 2012 report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) highlights the difficulties GeckoSystems has faced:

"In 2011, about 2.5 million service robots for personal and domestic use were sold, 15% more than in 2010. The value of sales increased by 19% to US$636 million.

"Service robots for personal and domestic use are recorded separately, as their unit value is generally only a fraction of that of many types of service robots for professional use. They are also produced for a mass market with completely different pricing and marketing channels.

2 of 7

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,098.45 +18.88 0.11%
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,580.2710 +22.5760 0.50%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs