'My Special Aflac Duck' is a robot to help kids with cancer
Publication/Creation DateJanuary 10 2018
DescriptionThe insurance company, Aflac, has teamed up with the research company, Sproutel, to create "My Special Aflac Duck", a robotic duck designed to comfort children that are dealing with cancer. The duck is meant to act as a toy that children can act as a caretaker for, giving these kids a chance to feel like they're in control in a time where it's desperately needed. Aflac and Sproutel researched ducks and their behaviours for over a year so they could make their product as realistic as possible. The product is equipped with sensors that are reactive to touch and light, as well as a speaker that allows the robot to mimic a real duck as much as possible.
Date archivedApril 17 2018
Last editedJuly 5 2021