Congratulations to the Winners of the 1st Surgical Robot Challenge

Overall Winner and Best Design Prize

A Concentric Tube Tool for the daVinci Research Kit

Kyle Eastwood, Vivek Bodani, Karl Price, Kunj Upadhyaya, Dale Podolsky, Hamidreza Azimian, Thomas Looi, James Drake, Center for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Best Innovation Prize

Dual Modality Instrument for Minimally Invasive Robotic Palpation

Anish Naidu, Christopher Ward, Abelardo Escoto, Michael Naish and Rajni Patel, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western University, Dept. of Surgery, Western University

Best Application Prize

Vision Guided Learning by Demonstration for Adaptive Surgical Robot Control

Hedyeh Rafii-Tari, Alessandro Vandini, Lin Zhang, Archie Hughes-Hallett, The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Academic Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK

Best Live Demo Prize

A Learning Camera Robot for Laparoscopic Surgery

Andreas Bihlmaier, Sebastian Bodenstedt, Stefanie Speidel, Philip Nicolai, Heinz Wörn, Martin Wagner, Patrick Mietkowski, Beat Müller-Stich, Hannes Kenngott, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR), Intelligent Process Control and Robotics Lab (IPR), Heidelberg University Hospital, Department for General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery.

Best Video Prize

Autonomous Tumor Localization and Extraction

Stephen Mckinley, Siddarth Sen, Animesh Garg, Yiming Jen, David Gealy, W Douglas Boyd, Pieter Abbeel, Ken Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley, USA