Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,908.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S100077
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AnthroTronix
8737 Colesville Road Suite L203, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
999999999
Principal Investigator:
Corrine Lathan
() -
clathan@atinc.com
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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 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.

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