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Hamlyn Challenge 2018

It is due time to share some information on the surgical robotic challenge that will take place during the Hamlyn Symposium.  
The deadline to submit your 1 Page Application is due by Thursday March 1st.    
 In the past several years we had some amazing and competitive submissions from the  community – looking forward to see what your teams might submit this year!
"Surgical Robot Challenge 2018
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.
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
Robert Merrifield (Competition Organiser), Imperial College London, UK ​
Event date:  Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:00 to 18:00"


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