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Using robotics to promote social cognitive skills in the inclusive classroom  

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. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $74,908.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number H133S100077
Principal Investigator Lathan, Corinna
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Technology-Based Interventions and Supports
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Anthrotronix, Inc.
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Using robotics to promote social cognitive skills in the inclusive classroom (External web link)
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