We are pleased to announce the return of our Surgical Robotics Challenge. The Surgical Robot Challenge is an annual international competition attracting some of the leading surgical robotics groups from around the world compete for a prize fund of £15,000.

This promises to be a compelling contest between some of the leading surgical robotics groups from around the world. This challenge aims to showcase innovative new ideas in surgical robotics across a range of surgical robot platforms.

The Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London, in collaboration with the UK-RAS Network, are hoping this online challenge will offer an opportunity to showcase the latest innovative and technological advancements in surgical robotics.


Given the ongoing pandemic crisis we are running this challenge online.

All applicants are asked to submit:

Please note: the video time, presentation and paper page limits are strictly enforced.

Each entry will be assessed for one of the following 3 prize categories:
  • Best Application
  • Best Innovation
  • Best Design

Deadline for submission: 31st May 2021 23:59 BST

We have streamlined the submission process and this is the final deadline for all entries.

Please contact Marianne Knight to discuss any questions you may have.

You can view the shortlisted and winning entries for the 2019 challenge here.