Hamlyn Robotics Challenge

"This year at the Hamlyn Symposium, we are holding the Surgical Robot Challenge supported by the dVRK (da Vinci Research Kit) community, RAVEN II Open Source Surgical Robot community, and the KUKA Light Weight Robot research community. The purpose of the Challenge is to foster collaboration, share resources and tackle some of the unmet technical/clinical challenges in robotic surgery. 
Competition format
The competition consists of 2 rounds.  The first round involves submitting a 3-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 Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June.  Finalists will present their entry to a judging panel on Saturday 20th June.  Winners will be announced at the Hamlyn Symposium Awards Ceremony on Monday 22nd June.
There is a total prize fund of 10,000 USD consisting of multiple cash prizes and tickets to the Hamlyn Symposium 2016.  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.
1. First-Draft 3-Minute Preview 
 For the first round, you need to submit a 3-minute video of your surgical robotic technology.  This video should introduce the motivation for your work, propose your technology, provide a demonstration of your technology in action and present its potential impact.  The video should be in 16:9 1080p format.  The video can be silent or have a spoken soundtrack.  The first draft version will used to decide which entries get through to the competition finals.  Shortly after your submission, the competition organisers will inform you if your entry is shortlisted for the competition finals in London. "
More information is available here.


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