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Company Information:

Company Name: ANTHROTRONIX, INC.
City: Silver Spring
State: MD
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.atinc.com
Phone: (301) 495-0770

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,306,866.00 16
SBIR Phase II $4,213,709.00 7
STTR Phase I $444,797.00 5
STTR Phase II $2,239,173.00 2

Award List:

The Use of Gestural Interface and Robotics Technology to Facilitate Language Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan
Award Amount: $100,500.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the correlation between bound-water dielectric relaxation observed by broadband permittivity measurement and the degree of hydration in Portland cement, and apply the results to the refinement of a concrete cure… More

Web-based Telerehabilitation for home assessment and monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Amy Brisban
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Monitoring the Warfighter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this Phase 1 proposal is to examine the technical feasibility of a cognitive performance self-assessment wearable computer system for operational deployment. We will use the standardized and validated software for assessment of cognitiveperformance, ANAM - Automated Neuropsychological… More

Development of a Human/Robot Control Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
The ability of remote robotic vehicles to achieve their tasks depends on how well they can be controlled. An effective human/robot interface would minimize the limitations of the human and robot and prioritize the level of human/robot interaction. Theinterface must provide a range of robotic… More

Personnel Monitoring for Assessment and Management of Cognitive Workload

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to use non-invasive physiological monitoring to aid in managing the workload of military personnel in a multi-task or high stress environment. Numerous physiological sensors are currently available for monitoringphysiological parameters such as electrical… More

Web-Based Telerehabilitation for Home Assessment and Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Amy J. J. Brisben
Award Amount: $0.00

Web-Based Telerehabilitation for Home Assessment and Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Amy J. J. Brisben
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Haptic Rendering of Virtual Stimuli for Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Training Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,872.00
RI Contact: Helen Spencer
Abstract:
The lack of physical feedback in immersive virtual environments makes it difficult to provide an accurate simulation for training close-quarters battle (CQB) skills. Environments require a soldier to come into contact either directly or indirectly withmany different types of objects and with… More

SBIR Phase II: The Use of Gestural Interface and Robotics Technology to Facilitate Language Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to enhance functionality and clinically evaluate an interactive robotic system to facilitate receptive and expressive language development of children with disabilities. Developed by Anthrotronix, Inc., a rehabilitation… More

SBIR Phase II: The Use of Gestural Interface and Robotics Technology to Facilitate Language Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan
Award Amount: $499,620.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to enhance functionality and clinically evaluate an interactive robotic system to facilitate receptive and expressive language development of children with disabilities. Developed by Anthrotronix, Inc., a rehabilitation… More

Gestural Interfaces and Robotics for Rehabilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Corinna E. Lathan
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project examines the feasibility of using gestural interfaces technology and interactive robotics to facilitate motor development and functional mobility of children with cerebral palsy. Physical impairments such… More

Development of a Human/Robot Control Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $725,233.00
Abstract:
The ability of remote robotic vehicles to effectively achieve their targeted tasks is dependent, in large part, on how well they can be controlled. The human machine interface and related controls are critical to successful tele-operated and semi-autonomous operations. In Phase I, AnthroTronix,… More

COSMOBOING! THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: NATIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Rosen
Award Amount: $124,982.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the CosmoBoing! Therapeutic Exercise System is to develop a child-friendly, engaging tool for assuring that children with disabilities participate in and benefit from prescribed therapeutic exercise. The system will serve two populations of… More

Automated, Real Time Bi-directional Communication Instrumentation of Combat Attire for Anti-Terrorism Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Military environments, specifically counter-terrorism and special operations, are characterized by individual and team decision makers who may be spatially (line of sight) separated and must coordinate to share information and resources to attain mission goals in dynamic and uncertain situations. … More

Therapeutic Robot to Teach Social Skills to Primary School Children with ASD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Corinna E. Lathan
Award Amount: $122,809.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project is part of a long-term effort to reduce the burdens and disability associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The majority of adults and adolescents who have an ASD diagnosis do not have mental retardation, and are notable for their language… More

Multi Modal Authoring Tool to Develop Age Appropriate Computer Learning for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Delays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,982.00
Abstract:
This project develops a multi modal computer interface device and authoring toolkit for the development of age appropriate computer learning for children and adolescents with developmental delays.

Perceptually-informed Virtual Environment (VE) (PerceiVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: INSTITUTE FOR SIMULATION & TRAINING
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair & CEO
Award Amount: $69,998.00
RI Contact: Denise Nicholson
Abstract:
One of the major questions simulation designers must address is "which components of fidelity have the greatest impact on transfer of training?" In theory, the notion is that the higher the simulation fidelity, the more likely an operator is to behave in a similar fashion within the simulation as… More

Gestural Interfaces and Robotics for Rehabilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Corinna E. Lathan
Award Amount: $817,724.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop robot-based content to target upper extremity movement therapy goals and evaluate the clinical efficacy of the CosmoBot Robotics System as a therapy intervention for children diagnosed with… More

Haptic Automated Communication System (HACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jack Vice, President & CTO
Award Amount: $445,919.00
Abstract:
Under complementary Phase II efforts, ATinc and DI will improve and integrate the System for Tactile Representation of Advanced Patterns (STRAP) and the Team Status and Signaling System (TS3) prototypes to create a bi-directional Haptic Automated Communication System (HACS), which will enable… More

Perceptually-informed Virtual Environment (VE) (PerceiVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: INSTITUTE FOR SIMULATION&TRAINING
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $1,489,415.00
RI Contact: Denise Nicholson
Abstract:
While a significant research has been conducted examining the transfer of training from VEs. Currently fidelity requirements are determined by performance measurements and subjective evaluations. It is often difficult to identify the specific design components that directly relate to transfer of… More

Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Corrine Lathan
Award Amount: $74,908.00
Abstract:
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… More

Prevention of Laparoscopic Sugical Skill Attrition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
Clear needs exists for a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition and decay, objective metrics with which to assess these skills over time, and simulation-based training that supports rapid acquisition, longitudinal retention, and targeted retraining… More

Portable Automated Sensor Suite for Performance and Operational Readiness Tracking (PASSPORT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: AnthroTronix, Inc
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $79,951.00
RI Contact: Anna Skinner
Abstract:
In order to predict and optimize human performance under reduced manpower conditions, it is helpful to model aspects of physical and cognitive performance under varied conditions, highlighting tradeoffs between task time and accuracy, cost, schedule, hardware/software, and human… More

Advancing Social and Assistive Support in Virtual Worlds for Injured Veterans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $149,947.00
Abstract:
Our Phase 1 objective is to identify appropriate technologies that can improve communication and engagement in the Second Life (SL) virtual world (VW), and to determine new methods that allow for enhanced physical therapist and patient interaction in-world. There is a growing need for third party… More

Communication-based Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $119,915.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR effort seeks to design, develop, and validate a Communication and Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND) that 1) combines AnthroTronix, Inc (ATinc)"s existing Haptic Automated Communication System (HACS) with the Lockheed Martin Distributed Operations… More

Prevention of Laparoscopic Surgical Skill Attrition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $495,222.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR effort seeks to develop and validate a skill acquisition/decay model, novel objective metrics, and simulation-based training strategies for the prevention of laparoscopic surgical skills attrition. The ultimate goal of this effort is to integrate the resulting system within… More

Design of Robot Control Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Southen California
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair and CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $99,994.00
RI Contact: Maja Mataric
Abstract:
For humans and robots to effectively work together, they must share a common understanding of concepts defining the environment and the relationship of those concepts. In this proposal, we present an approach for dynamic interface creation which takes advantage of a robot-centric ontology. We first… More

Motion-induced User Symptomology Toolkit for Evaluating Readiness (MUSTER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair&CEO – (301) 495-0771
Award Amount: $79,931.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this SBIR effort is to design, develop, and validate a Portable Automated Sensor Suite (PASS) Motion-induced User Symptomology Toolkit for Evaluating Readiness (MUSTER) to enable unobtrusive, real-time capture, synchronization, and analysis of environmental, physiological,… More

Communication-based Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair&CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $729,991.00
Abstract:
This SBIR seeks to design, develop, and validate a Communication and Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND) that 1) combines AnthroTronix, Inc. (ATinc)'s existing Haptic Automated Communication System (HACS) and Engineering Acoustic Inc's tactors with the Lockheed… More

Dynamic Robot Operator Interface Design (DROID) Assessment, Guidance&Engineering Tool (AGENT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Southern California
Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan, Board Chair&CEO – (301) 495-0770
Award Amount: $749,758.00
RI Contact: Maja Mataric
Abstract:
The overarching objective of this research and development effort is to advance the current state of human-robot interaction (HRI), developing a theoretically and empirically-based design science that is grounded in best practices and validated principles of human performance and human-systems… More