[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Hamlyn Medical Microrobotics Video Competition 2017 - Call for Video Entries (deadline in 4 weeks!)

Power, Maura C m.power13 at imperial.ac.uk
Mon May 22 04:06:34 PDT 2017

Dear all,

The third annual Hamlyn Medical Microrobotics Video Competition will take place this year on the 28th of June. This competition aims to encourage researchers within the medical microrobotics field to showcase their work in a well-presented 4 minute video.

All microrobotic platforms with potential applications in healthcare are suitable. The video should clearly and concisely describe the research, its motivation / target application(s), research challenges, innovations, any in vivo or ex vivo experiments etc. Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes, and will be judged based on the following criteria:  1) strength of the medical application, 2) future potential for real work deployment, 3) technical novelty of the robot / system and 4) quality of communication. Video submissions should be sent as a video attachment, Youtube video or downloadable link to m.power13 at imperial.ac.uk by the 20th of June 2017. Full details of the competition, rules, judging criteria and selected previous video entries can also be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_view_hamlynmedicalmicrorobotvidcomp_home&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DA3g_D6wzH_LUkgFOp7rnrlmsGNJ2oudqUp0XaP1nEc&s=Polf3O6SVkxMfwldMO8jbrdZxUWUL_wTT5wI5ZAeJz4&e= .

Video entries will be featured at the “Microrobotics and Microfabrication” workshop at the Hamlyn Symposium, where the winner of the competition will be chosen by the workshop attendees according the criteria outlined in the competition rules. The winning video will be featured on the competition website and the team will also receive an iPad mini. Attendance at the workshop is not required, although entrants are more than welcome to attend (see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk_hsmr_registration&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DA3g_D6wzH_LUkgFOp7rnrlmsGNJ2oudqUp0XaP1nEc&s=m-hPSBgawt43riUQtFr7KPumnabk7QXrKtL1_cTL-5I&e=  for registration details).

This year's workshop features speakers from both academia and industry, including:
Academic speakers
* Koji Ikuta (University of Tokyo) - "3D micro/nano fabrication and theoretical analysis for advancing various microrobotics"
* Joseph Wang (UCSB) - "Micro-robots that Write, Image, Repair, Destroy, Deliver and Isolate"
* Bradley Nelson (ETH Zurich) - "Soft Microrobotics"
* Oliver Schmidt (IFW Dresden) - "Bubble-Propelled and Biohybrid Micromotors"
* Sylvain Martel (Polytechnique Montréal) - "Self-Replicating and Self-Assembled Natural Nanorobots for Cancer Therapy"
* Dong Sun (City University of Hong Kong)  - "Cell-Based Bioengineering – The Role of Micro/Nanorobots"
* Stefano Palagi (Max Planck Institute) - "Propulsion of Microrobots in Complex Media"
Industry speakers
* Martin Hermatschweiler (Nanoscribe) - “Nanofabrication – The Current State of the Art”
* Lars Allers (Korvus Technology) - “Picture Perfect – SEM for Microrobotics”
* Steve Cham (Kleindiek) - “Modular Deposition Systems”
* Paul Wood (Tescan) - “Micro-Nano Manipulation”

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at m.power13 at imperial.ac.uk

Workshop organizing committee,
Maura Power (Imperial College London)
Gilgueng Hwang (CNRS)
Florent Seichepine (Imperial College London)

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