ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff Mark Hebert has announced the winners of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office "Name the Robot" contest.
The two newest robots, funded through the Port Security Program, will be used to explore places too dangerous for police and also serve as ambassadors to help teach children about safety.
Residents of St. Mary Parish between the ages of 6-16 were asked to help the Sheriff's Department name their two remotely operated robots.
The winning names that were chosen were Armstrong and Joshua which were submitted by the winners Madelyn Compton and Bryson Landry.
The names chosen will be used by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office when the robots are introduced at schools, churches and visits to the communities of St. Mary Parish.
Compton and Landry chose to participate in the contest after seeing the robots exhibited at safety presentations.
Compton says she chose the name Armstrong for the larger robot because of his arm. Landry says he named the smaller robot Joshua because of the warrior Joshua in the bible.
"The robots are acting as warriors so the name is fitting," says Landry.
The winners were presented with $100 Walmart gift cards sponsored by Gator Rigging.