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Meet the new RCMP robot, Ard-E

Last Updated Jan 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm MST

A new robot will soon join kids during court in Red Deer (City of Red Deer - YouTube)
Summary

A new robot to help kids during court proceedings in Red Deer will get it's name today


The finalists are Charlie, Astro and RD


RED DEER (660 NEWS) – A new support robot for the Red Deer RCMP officially got its name on Thursday. Meet Ard-E!

Cst. Derek Turner said the robot will help children through police and court proceedings and can even dance and sing.

“The robot will kind of take them through a little process on what to expect, if you’re nervous, what you can do.

“By singing, dancing and playing games, Ard-E interacts with children in a way that adults can’t. This helps put children at ease during difficult and stressful situations, like giving statements or preparing for court.”

MEET THE ROBOT

The winning name was submitted by six-year-old, Laney.