Herkimer Elementary names police robot

Students and police officers stand near a small robot

The Herkimer Police Department recently visited Herkimer Elementary School to re-introduce students to its Special Response Team robot — or, as it is now known, Badger.

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Elementary students voted during the spring to pick a name for the robot, picking Badger over the other two suggestions of Sparky and Byte.

The three names were suggested by the sixth-grade STEM Club, which got a demonstration of the robot back in February.

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