TechXtend Inc (NASDAQ:WSTG), a leading education solutions provider that focuses on a core portfolio of impact technologies in the areas of assistive technology for ASD learners, character development announced an agreement with RoboKind.
The company announced that under the agreement, TechXtend will bring RoboKind products and services to North America and has been named the exclusive partner for the New Jersey K-12 market and surrounding states.
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“It is our mission to offer life-changing solutions to schools and districts to help support their students with ASD,” said Dr. Greg Firn, the Chief Operating Officer of RoboKind. “We look forward to working with the excellent team at TechXtend to positively impact the lives of students in New Jersey and beyond.”
Working closely with the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community, RoboKind has developed Milo, a facially expressive, social robot. Along with the accompanying robots4autism curriculum, Milo has proven the ability to engage learners with ASD more than 80% of the time as opposed to the 3-5% effectiveness with humans. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for students on the spectrum to learn to self-regulate, how to greet people appropriately, and how to navigate social interactions. Milo’s friendly demeanor and patience encourages learners with ASD to step out of their comfort zone, and gives them courage to interact with others.
“I am extremely excited to announce this partnership with RoboKind,” said Kevin Askew, Vice President and General Manager of TechXtend. “Their dedication to opening and creating pathways for learning for children of all ages is to be commended. Through Milo and the robots4autism curriculum, students with ASD all over the country are making great strides in social and emotional awareness. We look forward to working with Dr. Firn and the rest of the team to increase awareness of the robots4autism and robots4STEM solutions in the K–12 community.”