CosmoBot Robot to Walk in Walk Now for Autism;
Seeking Facebook Fans to Raise Money for Autism Research
CosmoBot Innovator Donating $1 for Each New Facebook Fan
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (October 15, 2009) – CosmoBot, a robot created by AnthroTronix, Inc., a human factors engineering firm, and marketed by AT KidSystems, a manufacturer and distributor of educational and therapeutic products, is participating in the 2009 Walk Now for Autism on October 31 in Washington, D.C. To support Walk Now for Autism, CosmoBot will collect $1 for each new Facebook fan who signs up on the CosmoBot page during the month of October.
AnthroTronix will donate $1 for the first 500 fans who sign up to connect with CosmoBot on its Facebook page. CosmoBot’s page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CosmoBot/87464924230. Team CosmoBot Cares is also accepting online donations through the Walk Now for Autism Website at http://www.walknowforautism.org/dc/CosmoBot_Cares.
The 2009 Walk Now for Autism is being held on the National Mall at 7th Street N.W. at Madison Drive in Washington, D.C., on October 31. In addition to the 2.5 mile walk, there will be a variety of family-friendly activities. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. A minimum donation of $20 per person (age 15 and older) is required to join in the walk; children 14 and younger register for free.
“We are major supporters of and participants in autism research and have achieved many successes with technology innovations like CosmoBot designed to interact with children with autism,” said Dr. Corinna E. Lathan, CEO and Board Chair of AnthroTronix, Inc. “CosmoBot will lead a team of employees and friends in walking in the Walk Now for Autism and in raising money for autism research.”
According to the Website, Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, the fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
AT KidSystems, the subsidiary of AnthroTronix, has just launched a commercially available product called Learning for Children – Exploration. It is educational software for children of developmental age of 3-6 years. The software can be used as an evaluation tool for children who may be at risk for autism, language disorders, or developmental delays. The software can be purchased at www.atkidsystems.com.
The company’s research successes have also included Cosmo’s Learning Systems, which is manufactured and distributed by the AnthroTronix subsidiary AT KidSystems. Cosmo’s Learning Systems is designed for children with and without disabilities and features Mission Control, a versatile computer access device, and Cosmo’s Play and Learn Playground Discovery software.