Team AUV - IIT Kharagpur

Our team consists of 20 undergraduate students form multi disciplines. Our prime objective is to take part in the annual AUVSI ROBOSUB held in San Diego, California. This competition provides an opportunity for teams and industries across the globe to showcase their capabilities in underwater robotics. As part of the competition, a team is supposed to build and design a fully functional AUV which entails designing and manufacturing robust systems in the domains of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. Being a part of Team AUV, the team members apply their conceptual understanding and creativity in multiple dimensions of engineering.

Team History

TEAM AUV traces its origin to December, 2010 when a group of students from varied engineering streams like computer science, electrical, mechanical and ocean engineering came together to deploy their skills . Since then, we have been involved in the development of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Our insight into the challenges of underwater navigation like depth pressure, water leakage, buoyancy and stability related issues, poor underwater lightning etc. helped us to come up with efficient solutions. The team thus developed its first vehicle ‘Kraken 1.0’ in June 2011, overcoming hurdles like cost, manufacturability, efficient design and limited time. We then went on to win the first ever national event on AUVs at NIOT and participated in the 14th international AUVSI ROBOSUB Competition in San Diego, USA. As a first time participant, the team matched up to more established teams and cleared the qualifying round. The performance and efforts of the team were recognized and appreciated by the judges. As a technology and innovation driven team, we are determined to develop cutting-edge technology to overcome challenges and perform better. With better resources, experience and the able guidance of the research group involved in the development of the very first AUV of India, the team is working with zeal and enthusiasm to surpass the achievements of previous years. Team is presently developing AUV for coming ROBOSUB 2014.


The IIT Kharagpur Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (Team AUV) is a student group working in the field of autonomous underwater robotics. We design and build fully autonomous underwater robots for research and competitive purposes.