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Meet the new RCMP robot, Ard-E

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

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

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.”


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