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Red Deer RCMP launch contest to name robot

January 7, 2019 11:52 AM

A new robot has made contact at the Red Deer RCMP detachment, but police need the public’s help in giving the robot a name.  

The robot, used by Victim Services to help children through police and court proceedings, can dance, sing and play games. But before the robot gets to work supporting children, it needs a name.

Starting today, children/youth ages 5-14 can submit their robot name suggestions for a chance to win prizes, including being named “Police Chief for the Day.”

“The robot’s job is to make children feel more comfortable when they are working with police,” said Constable Derek Turner. “This can be an overwhelming experience, but the robot provides support and walks children through every step, helping to make the process a little less stressful.”

The contest is open from January 7-14, and names can be submitted at www.reddeer.ca/robot. Voting on the top three submissions will take place from January 17-20, with the name being unveiled on January 24.

For more information and to meet the robot, visit www.reddeer.ca/robot.

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Media contact:

Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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