The outbreak of novel coronavirus has sparked a global health crisis and the robotics research and innovation communities form an integral part of our response. Now more than ever, it is evident that robotics has a key role to play. Across the world, robots and drones are being repurposed and deployed as part of the COVID-19 response.

The COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to galvanize medical robot technologies, as they play an increasingly major role in combating contagious diseases.

The challenge encouraged entries from across the world and the award ceremony will announce the winners in each of the 3 categories:

  • Application
  • Innovation
  • Design

Each winning team will receive a £5,000 GBP prize and their video entries will be posted on our website.

The runner-ups from each category will receive honourable mentions during the ceremony and their video entries will be posted on the UK-RAS and Hamlyn Centre websites alongside the winning entries.

A press release will be issued shortly after the ceremony announcing all winning teams.

17:00 – 17:05

Ceremony begins with a welcome introduction by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Co-Director of IGHI, Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London, UK

First Category: Application 17:05 – 17:20

  • Presentation on the Application category by TBC
  • Announcement of runner up team by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK
  • Announcement of winning team by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK

Second Category: Innovation 17:20 – 17:35

  • Presentation on the Innovation category by TBC
  • Announcement of runner up team by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK
  • Announcement of winning team Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK

Third Category: Design 17:35 – 17:50

  • Presentation on the Design category by TBC
  • Announcement of runner up team by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK
  • Announcement of winning team by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK

17:50 – 18:00

Panel Discussion led by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK and close.

Free Registration. Times are in BST

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