Welcome to Surgical Robot Challenge 2018. This promises to be a compelling contest between some of the leading surgical robotics groups from around the world. 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. Thank you for participating. 

Competition Format 
The competition consists of 2 rounds. The first round involves submitting a 2-minute video of your surgical robotic technology. Entries that get through this round will be invited to the competition finals that will be held in London on Sunday 24 June 2018. The final winner will be announced at the International Robotics Showcase on Friday 29 June in Liverpool. 

Prizes 
There is a total prize fund of 10,000 GBP consisting of multiple cash prizes and tickets to the Hamlyn Symposium 2019. The winners will be decided by an independent judging panel. All teams attending the finals will be competing for the main prizes. Teams that are unable to attend the finals will only be able to compete in the best video category. 

Download the application pack here.

Steering Committee 

Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London, UK (Chair) 
Russel Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, USA 
Simon DiMaio, Intuitive Surgical Inc, USA 
Cyrill van Tiesenhausen, KUKA Robotics, Germany 
Robert Merrifield, Imperial College London, UK 

Contact 
Robert Merrifield (Competition Organiser), Imperial College London, UK surgicalrobotchallenge@roboticsweek.uk ​

Event date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:00 to 18:00