Sproutel delivers first Aflac duck childhood cancer companions

This story has been updated with comments from Aaron J. Horowitz, CEO and co-founder of Sproutel Inc.

AFLAC CHAIRMAN and CEO Dan Amos and Ethan, 13, a patient at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Atlanta, admire the My Special Aflac Duck, a comforting robot designed to help children cope with cancer. The company made its first deliveries of the My Special Aflac Duck today with a goal of providing one to every newly diagnosed child ages 3-13 in the United States. / COURTESY AFLAC
PROVIDENCE — Providence R&D workshop Sproutel Inc. made the first deliveries of its “smart” robotic companion, My Special Aflac Duck, for children fighting cancer to…

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