Undergraduate Robotics Team for Marine Technology

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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.

Student Competitions

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.

Research Potential

Contribute to the development in the fields of marine technology, and implement cutting-edge research ideas to our vehicles

About Us

Undergraduate Roboticists

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.




Team Members


Projects completed



Our Team

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.

Software Subsystem

Develop the algorithms controlling the robot - working on Computer Vision, Localisation, and Control Systems

Electrical Subsystem

Build the electrical systems powering our AUV - working on Battery Management, Acoustic Localisation, and Circuit Designing

Mechanical Subsystem

Design the entire vehicle and accessories - working on Fluid Dynamics, Actuator controls, and Pneumatics

Business Subsystem

Manage the funding and outreach activities of the team by procuring sponsors and meeting people.


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AUV Room, Hall 2, Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur - 208016
Phone: +91-9140290418
Fax: +91-8887148656
Email: iitkauv@gmail.com
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