Corinna Lathan, Amy Brisben, Charlotte Safos
Most children with disabilities are engaged in some form of therapeutic rehabilitation and receive special education services. Therapists and educators spend much of their time trying to motivate children to perform therapy or participate in educational activities. Technology, specifically robotics, can level the playing field for therapists, educators, and children with disabilities. CosmoBot and Mission Control The CosmoBot system has been designed to provide motivation for children to perform their therapies, thereby assisting therapists and educators to perform their tasks more effectively and efficiently. A primary objective, particularly for children with severe disabilities, is to encourage them to…
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