Robot Ard-E is on the job at Red Deer Victim Services

Over 200 names submitted to online contest

A six-year-old Red Deerian was inspired by one of her favourite movies when she pitched the winning name for the new robot helping youngsters at Red Deer Victim Services.

Laney Read suggested the robot be named Ard-E and the majority of the 567 people who voted in the recent online contest agreed.

“She right away came up with the Ard-E name. She loves the Disney robot Wall-E and she wanted the Red Deer robot to sound like Wall-E’s name,” said Laney’s mom Tanya.

The MEDi robot, which is about .6 metres tall, helps and supports children through police and court proceedings.

More to come.

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