AUV IITB was established in 2011 by 3 tech enthusiasts with a passion for underwater robotics. It's been more than 10 years since our inception, we've grown to a team of 50+ bright and dedicated individuals. We're still learning and growing, here is a glimpse of our journey

Our Journey

2011: Inception

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 with a goal to develop a state of the art AUV . 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. NIOT Student Autonomous Vehicle is a competition with an aim to develop AUVs for a specified mission. We were also 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

Our team received the Young Researcher Award by IEEE OES. In RoboSub, we won prestigious awards in 3 out of the 4 categories. We secured 2nd rank in the Video category, 4th rank for TDR and 6th rank in the Website category.