Competition finalists compete to solve technical and clinical challenges in robotic surgery.
Leading research teams from across the world showcased their innovations in robotic surgery at the finals of the Surgical Robot Challenge 2015, which took place during the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics this weekend. The Symposium is hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation’s Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery.
The competition finalists, selected as part of a two-round process, prepared a filmed demonstration of their technology, and presented it to an independent and international judging panel on Saturday 20th June. Finalists competed for a prize fund of 10,000 USD, and winners will be announced at the Hamlyn Symposium Awards Ceremony on Monday 22nd June.
The Surgical Robot Challenge is supported by the dVRK (da Vinci Research Kit) community, RAVEN II Open Source Surgical Robot community, and the KUKA Light Weight Robot research community, with the mission of fostering collaboration, sharing resources and tackling the most complex technical and clinical challenges in robotic surgery.
We were delighted to welcome the finalists of the Surgical Robot Challenge to the Hamlyn Symposium, and we enjoyed exploring the pioneering solutions presented by these teams.
– Professor Guang-Zhong Yang
Co-Director, Hamlyn Centre
Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and Chair of the Surgical Robot Challenge Steering Committee comments: “Medical robotics technology is already delivering significant advances, making surgery safer, more accurate and more consistent, and this competition seeks to push the boundaries further by international teams of talented young researchers. We were delighted to welcome the finalists of the Surgical Robot Challenge to the Hamlyn Symposium, and we enjoyed exploring the pioneering solutions presented by these teams.”
For more information about the Surgical Robot Challenge, please visit: http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/hsmr/events/surgical-robot-challenge-2015
For further information about the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, please visit: http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/hsmr/
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