From the Fast Company Profile: "[AnthroTronix] works on robot control on the International Space Station for NASA and data gloves to control a robot arm for bomb disposal for the Department of Defense, but what's even more impressive is a social robot that helps kids who need physical therapy. A trial at the Mayo Clinic found that therapy was more effective when children interacted with AnthroTronix's CosmoBot."
AnthroTronix is a research and development (R&D) firm specializing in the development of advanced interface technology, product development for wearable computing and robotic control systems, and design, development, and testing of simulation tools for training applications. The company supplies its R&D services and advanced product development to commercial and governmental customers.
As an innovative R&D company, AnthroTronix responds to a diverse client base from government agencies to private sector firms in the fields of rehabiitation, education, entertainment, military, and space. The R&D activities stimulate continued advances in the core technological base and support the company's future product development.
Lathan co-founded AnthroTronix in 1999 and is currently board chair and chief executive officer. She was named a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum as well as Maryland's "Top Innovator of the Year" and one of MIT Technology Review Magazine's "Top 100 World Innovators Under the age of 35." She also received the Women in Technology Leadership Award for Entrepreneurship and was featured in their book No One Path: Perspectives on Leadership from a Decade of Women in Technology Award Winners.