There are already plenty of social robots designed to keep kids, seniors, and patients company. Aflak’s robot duck is made for children with cancer. My Special Aflac Duck comes with smart sensors to react to touch. It comes with a mobile app that allows children to virtually bathe and feed their duck. It also has customizable soundscapes.
This robot duck has a calming heartbeat and breathing vibrations. There are 7 feelings emoji discs that when tapped on the duck’s chest activate an emotion. These robots were recently delivered to young patients diagnosed with cancer and sickle cell disease at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in South Florida.