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Surgical Robot Challenge 2020


Surgical Robot Challenge 2020

The Surgical Robot Challenge 2020 will take place virtually on Friday 26th June 2020, due to the worldwide threat of the COVID-19.

The Surgical Robot Challenge is an annual international competition that takes place during the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, 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.

To submit a 2-minute video demo of your entry before 23:59 GMT 31st March 2020: Click here to Enter.

For more information, please visit the official Surgical Robot Challenge website.


Erh-Ya (Asa) Tsui

Erh-Ya (Asa) Tsui
Department of Computing


Robots, Surgery, Events
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