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 surgical robotics across a range of surgical robot platforms. 

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.

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.

Past Surgical Robot Challenges

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UK Robotics Week

22nd – 28th June 2020

International Robotics Showcase

26th June 2020


The MACRO Tool 2016 by CIGITI (SickKids)

CIGITI’s BRN Tool – Surgical Robot Challenge 2017 Live Demo

A. Ruszkowski Entry: Surgical Robot Challenge 2015 – Final

Highlights from the International Robotics Showcase 2019

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