THE day to get behind a robotic dance has come, and people are invited to take part.
The fundraising team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, has organised a world-record attempt robodance event.
A final push is being given to get people involved in today’s event.
And making a guest appearance will be Jason Bradbury, presenter of The Gadget Show.
He said: ‘This event is extremely fantastic and I’m very excited about it.
‘I’m pleased to be involved and I can’t wait.
‘I remember when I was younger and I used to do the robot to Kraftwerk, so for me, robotic dancing takes me back to that.’
The dance is all in aid of raising £2.4m for the Da Vinci robot.
The robot is being used in QA in five different areas, but in order to keep it, the money needs to be raised.
Today’s event takes place at HMS Temeraire, and starts from 3.30pm.
Paul Morgan, head of fundraising, said: ‘We wanted to get people talking about the robot, and how fantastic it is, and I hope we have achieved that.
‘Now I’m looking forward to seeing you at the dance today.’
People can register at the venue, and a nominal fee of £3 per person has been suggested as a registration cost.
Dancers will be broken up into groups of 50, where a marshal will co-ordinate and invigilate.
The attempt will officially start at 4.15pm, but people need to be present from 3.30pm in order to be signed in and take part in the warm up.
As previously reported, the Da Vinci robot is a hi-tech remote-controlled device, which means surgeons can work more precisely than traditional keyhole surgery methods.