AUV-IITB comprises 55+ highly enthusiastic and hard-working technocrats on underwater robotics ranging from freshmen to driven senior undergraduates and experienced post-graduates spanning various branches of engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. We work on Matsya, a series of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)to deliver a research platform in underwater robotics and promote autonomous systems. Significant architectural changes have been made to the subsystems by designing them to handle tasks in real-time. Some of the key features include improved heat dissipation, debug board, competition friendly mission planner.
Team AUV-IITB was born in 2011 out of the efforts of a group of highly enthusiastic students who were passionate to explore the field of underwater robotics and autonomous systems.
2012: Matsya 1
Matsya 1 was the first AUV designed and built by our team. It was the first AUV entered by our team in the RoboSub competition. Matsya 1 was the lightest AUV in RoboSub 2012.
2016: Runners up at RoboSub
From 2015-2020, our team was the best performing Indian AUV team at every RoboSub. Our team were the runners-up at RoboSub 2016 among 46 teams from 9 different countries and the best performing Asian AUV team.
2017: First team to take 2 AUVs
Our team was among the finalists and ranked 7th at RoboSub 2017. Our team also became the first-ever to take 2 AUVs to one competition.
2017 & 2019: Dominance at NIOT SAVe
Our team bagged the first position at NIOT SAVe consecutively for 2 years in 2017 & 2019. We also were among the semifinalists at RoboSub 2019.
2020: A golden year
Our team ranked overall 7th at RoboSub and 3rd in the Video category. We were featured in Janes the world's most reputed defence journal. Invited to present a research paper in the prestigious International Conference INEST India 2020, INS Shivaji, Lonavala before the Chief of Navy and International marine specialists.
2021: At present
Received the Young Researcher Award by IEEE OES. In RoboSub, we secured 2nd rank in the Video category, 4th rank for TDR and 6th rank in the Website category.