Surgical Robot Challenge
The Surgical Robot Challenge is an annual international competition showcasing the latest innovative and technological advancements in surgical robotics.
Now in its 5th year, this compelling contest sees some of the leading surgical robotics groups from around the world compete for a prize fund of £10,000. With the support of Intuitive Surgical, KUKA and Applied Dexterity, this competition aims to showcase innovative new ideas in surgiccbdnbal robotics across a range of surgical robot platforms.
As you may know, a decision has been taken to cancel the Hamlyn Symposium 2020, due to the worldwide threat of the COVID-19.
In the case of the Surgical Robot Challenge, the decision taken with our industrial partners, is to proceed with the challenge online and to extend the deadline to Tuesday 31st March 2020.
The online version of the event will take place as follows:
- Submission – 2min video as a preview of your project – Tuesday 31st March 2020
- Review and acceptance – Friday 17th April 2020
- Final 2-Minute Preview Video, Slideshow and 2-Page Paper – Friday 29th May 2020
- Online presentation and interview – Friday 26th June 2020.
We are aware that some of you may not have access to your laboratories, so we are happy to be flexible. Please get in touch with me to discuss any issues you may have.
Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.
If you have any questions, please contact Florent Seichepine.
Applications are now open for the 2020 Surgical Robot Challenge
To enter, submit a 2-minute video demo of your entry before
23:59 GMT Monday 16th March 2020.
**Deadline Extended to 31st March**
Information for Competitors
The main event will take place the on the 20th June during the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. This year’s theme for the symposium is ‘Surgery and Beyond‘.
Prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony at the International Robotics Showcase Event on Friday 26th June, where the overall winner will be announced.
Download the Competitor Information Pack (.pdf)
For enquires about the 2020 Surgical Robot Challenge, please contact Florent Seichepine.