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My Special Aflac Duck Takes Home Best of CES 2018 Award

Caring Companion for Children with Cancer Honored for Best Unexpected Product among 3,900 Exhibitors
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, capped off a busy week at the Consumer Electronics Show® (CES) by accepting the Best of CES 2018 Award for Best Unexpected Product for My Special Aflac Duck, the company’s new social robot designed to help children coping with cancer.

Robot Duck Comforts Kids With Cancer

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A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer. 

View the video on the AP website.

Robot Duck’s Aim: Helps Kids With Cancer Via Power of Play

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By Marina Hutchinson | AP

A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer — a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them, and help them cope creatively with their illness through the power of play.

The duck, developed by robotics expert Aaron Horowitz and his company, is undergoing testing and is expected to be widely distributed by the end of this year.

Tech Careers That Make a Difference

When you have strong technology skills you can take control of your life and make a career out of solving problems.
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Help with Skills and Passion Wanted, Your Community

Add problem-solving savvy to technology skills, and anything is possible. Own your own businesses, develop a life-saving product, travel the world. Here are a few jobs that require these skills, and can get you out of the cubicle, into the world, and feeling good about what you do for a living.

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Arrow Electronics-Sponsored Student Team Takes 2nd Place at World Robot Olympiad

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A team of two German 15-year-old students sponsored by global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics won second place in the Open Junior category at the 2017 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals in San Jose, Costa Rica last month.

New Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Opens at Michigan Engineering Zone

Detroit-area middle school students will have access to STEM engagement opportunities
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DETROIT, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — More than 3,000 middle school students a year will be introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), thanks to a collaboration between Qualcomm Incorporated and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

These organizations are bringing the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, a hands-on engineering and career awareness program, into the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ), known for its makerspace and high school robotics program.

The Possibility Report: Changing the Way We Connect

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The second theme in The Possibility Report series, CONNECT explores the emerging technologies that can bring us closer together, even when we’re far apart (geographically and mentally), and bring more people into the loop.

Should We Turn Law Over to Robots?

How Can We Preserve the Modern Crime Scene?

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Achieves New Speed Record in Veterans Day Demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 14, 2017/3BL Media/ – The Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) SAM car, driven by quadriplegic racing legend Sam Schmidt, established a new record top speed of 190 mph on Saturday during a Veterans Day demonstration at Aviation Nation, the annual airshow hosted by the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

The new record is nearly 40 mph faster than the SAM car’s previous speed record of 152 mph, which Schmidt set in 2016 during demonstration laps prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

VMware and The Atlantic present "The Possibility Report"

New series explores how new technologies will reframe our understanding of the world
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As technology advances, new innovations are being used to help the human race move, connect, heal, learn, build and grow. How will these new technologies reshape our understanding of the world we live in? The possibilities are infinite.

The first theme in The Possibility Report series, MOVE is a conversation about how technology may reframe what we know about the ways we get around. How could transportation, navigation, and space travel evolve in the years to come?

Arrow Electronics Technology Makes Historic Race Possible

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Racing legend Mario Andretti went head-to-head with former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt in the world’s first semi-autonomous vehicle demonstration race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.

Schmidt, who is paralyzed from the chest down, drove a Corvette Z06 that global technology company Arrow Electronics modified so he can drive it using only the motions of his head. Andretti challenged Schmidt in a similar, Arrow-modified Corvette Stingray.

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