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Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Award Information

Department of Education
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AnthroTronix, Inc.
8737 Colesville Rd, L203 Silver Spring, MD 20910-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,908.00


This project develops and evaluates the technical feasibility of implementing a suite of Social Activity Modules to be used with the CosmoBot™ system, an interactive robotic toolkit, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CosmoBot™ system is equipped with social activity modules and interactive games to engage multiple children, providing an engaging, effective mode of delivering social skills training to children with ASD. Phase I examines the technical feasibility of unobtrusive monitoring for multiple child interaction with a robot. As children with ASD gain social skills, they may experience more inclusion in social activities with peers, resulting in more positive, interactive experiences, and concomitant increases in opportunities for learning.

Principal Investigator:

Corrine Lathan

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Small Business Information at Submission:

8737 Colesville Road Suite L203 Silver Spring, MD 20910

EIN/Tax ID: 522183443
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No