The Scientific Society for Measurement, Automation and Informatics (MATE)' Division on Control Theory has organized a mini-symposium to promote the general area of surgical robotics in Hungary. Two evenings were devoted to short talks given by graduate students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The topics were following the chapters of the edited book "The Primer of Robotic and Telerobotic Surgery". Surgeons, engineering professors and industrial representatives attended the symposium. The Hungarian page of the event contains the downloadable presentations as well with rich video materials. During the second event representative of the da Vinci dealer Dutchmed Hungary Ltd. brought an EndoWrist instrument to the audience to play with, and Balazs Lengyel presented a custom built simple but effective laparoscopic training pad.