Company Plans to Provide Comforting Robot Duck to Children Free of Charge to Help Them Cope With Cancer
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., today presented its innovative social robot, My Special Aflac Duck™, at the Children and Cancer Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum, hosted by Atlantic Media and underwritten by Aflac for the second consecutive year, brought together a diverse audience of experts, survivors, researchers and families impacted by childhood cancer, including Dr.
Emotional support robot duck helping children going through chemo
Aflac has teamed up with robotics toy company Sproutel to create My Special Aflac Duck, a technology that offers emotional support to kids with cancer.
Kids can feed, bathe and even administer chemotherapy to the ducks that can respond to touch.
“Medical play can be really therapeutic,” Sproutel CEO Aaron Horowitz told FOX Business on “Mornings with Maria.” “It gives them this feeling of control. They have this friend that’s going through this treatment right alongside me.”
After reviewing months of work and hundreds of 3D designs, HP’s second Mars Home Planet challenge unveils its 10 finalists.
A solar-field construction vehicle with nimble robot arms that piece together solar cells. Vertical turbines that harness the energy of dust storms — and shield nearby cities from their force. A compact settlement built underground in rust-red soil, capped by series of stunning atriums.
New technology is changing our work and social lives at unprecedented speed and intensity.
Leaps in technological advancement are nothing new, and innovation often results in incredible step changes in the home and the workplace: the printing presses of the 1400s widened access to books (and therefore knowledge) for the first time; the Industrial Revolution’s mechanisation led to an explosion in both industrial output and urbanisation; cars, aeroplanes and the internet have connected people around the world like never before.
Company participation helps promote next generation of Michigan innovators
SAGINAW, Mich., April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – A competition of student-built and remote-control operated robots is helping spur interest in and pursuit of future high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers at the FIRST® in Michigan robotics state championships, sponsored by Consumers Energy.
Arrow Electronics sponsored the FIRST Robotics Colorado Regional Competition March 23-24, continuing its commitment to cultivate the next generation of innovators. Held at the University of Denver, the competition drew 52 high school teams from Colorado and other western states, as well as one team from Turkey.
One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.
“There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “She grew tired of the pokes and the questions and would become withdrawn.”