AUV-IITK is a multidisciplinary team of IITK students involved in designing, manufacturing, and testing of a series of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), working towards providing a research platform for geoscientific research while preparing to compete in prestigious competitions such as NIOT, SAUVC, and RoboSub.Read more
Undergraduate Robotics Team for Marine TechnologyExplore Us
We are Robotics Enthusiasts!
We are a team of undergraduate students researching in the field of marine robotics. The team started off in 2014, as the brainchild of a group of enthusiastic engineers. From a team with just an idea to create an impact on underwater robotics, we have grown into a family of over 40 members, through consistent dedication and hard work.
We have successfully designed and manufactured two robust autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), namely, Varun and Anahita. These machines are capable of navigating in unknown environments, performing acoustic localization, and identifying objects using computer vision.
We aim to participate in National and International student-level AUV compeititions - Robosub (organised by AUVSI), Singapore AUV Challenge, and the NIOT-Student AUV Challenge.
Contribute to the development in the fields of marine technology, and implement cutting-edge research ideas to our vehicles
Selected after a comprehensive recruitment, sharing our love for robotics, we build low-cost robust AUV systems.
National Competition Winners
Twice Runners’ Up (2017 & 2019) at the NIOT SAVe, organised by the National Insitute Of Ocean Technology, Chennai.
Ingenious Design & Creativity
The designing process behind our latest vehicle, Anahita, has been appreciated at the international level.
Over the past years, the team has witnessed a close collaboration between students from various departments coming and sharing ideas; creating a small yet strong network of people who are eagerly looking for a low-cost solution to large-scale problems.
Working long hours and brainstorming some complex problems leads to a very special bonding between the members of the teams. This leads to a lot of nicknames and some extremely fun gaming nights.
Develop the algorithms controlling the robot - working on Computer Vision, Localisation, and Control Systems
Build the electrical systems powering our AUV - working on Battery Management, Acoustic Localisation, and Circuit Designing
Design the entire vehicle and accessories - working on Fluid Dynamics, Actuator controls, and Pneumatics
Manage the funding and outreach activities of the team by procuring sponsors and meeting people.
Earlier people had to write a large amount of code ranging from low-level driver functions to high-level control algorithms for their robots. I too experienced this pain when I started working on the underwater vehicle project in my undergraduate university. This approach sometimes made changing even one sensorRead more
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