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HaysMed seeking names for new robot

HAYS – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is sponsoring a name the robot contest for its newest Xi Robotic system.

Any school-age child is welcome to submit a name until Friday, Nov. 22. Five finalists will be chosen and the names put on social media from Nov. 27 through Dec. 6 for the public to vote. The winner and finalists will be announced on Dec. 16. The winner of the contest will be awarded $250 and each of the four finalists will receive $50.

HaysMed has provided robotic surgery to patients since 2014. The Xi is the second robot the hospital has purchased. The purchase of the Xi robot was made possible by the generous support of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the HaysMed Foundation. 

To submit an entry go to or contact the marketing department at for a paper copy.