Hamlyn Symposium 2015

The proceedings of the Hamlyn Symposium are now available. Numerous interesting sessions were held, especially on the ones focusing on open platforms and inter-operability.
"Leading research teams from across the world showcased their innovations in robotic surgery at the finals of the Surgical Robot Challenge 2015, which took place during the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics this weekend.  The Symposium is hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation’s Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery.
The competition finalists, selected as part of a two-round process, prepared a filmed demonstration of their technology, and presented it to an independent and international judging panel on Saturday 20th June. Finalists competed for a prize fund of 10,000 USD, and winners will be announced at the Hamlyn Symposium Awards Ceremony on Monday 22nd June.
  • 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
The Surgical Robot Challenge is supported by the dVRK (da Vinci Research Kit) community, RAVEN II Open Source Surgical Robot community, and the KUKA Light Weight Robot research community, with the mission of fostering collaboration, sharing resources and tackling the most complex technical and clinical challenges in robotic surgery."

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