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 patients at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Atlanta Thursday, emotional support that’ll soon be available free to any child cancer patient aged 3-13. The event began with…
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