A 35-member students team from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Sathyamangalam who developed an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) has been shortlisted for the final event of RoboBoat 2022, an international student competition, which will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota at Florida in the United States on June 20.
Organised by RoboNation, the competition invites participants to tackle simplified versions of challenges facing the modern maritime industry like coastal surveillance, port security and oceanographic exploration. The boats are designed to take on tasks that are similar to those faced by the maritime industry in the real world.
A total of 25 teams comprising 750 students from around the world registered for the event and the teams were asked to submit the conceptual design and technical design report.
As many as 19 teams were shortlisted for the next phase and were asked to submit their design and demonstration video of the project online.
Teams from various countries were one each from India, Poland, Israel and Mexico, while two teams each were from Egypt and Turkey while five teams from Indonesia and six teams from USA were shortlisted. The students team “Vyuha ASV” from the institute is the only team representing India in the 15th RoboBoat 2022 Worldwide Autonomous Surface Vehicle Development competition.
Team leaders were Thiruvarulselvan Karunanithi (Team Management), Saravanan Elangovan (Hull design), Krishnan Murugan (Failsafe system), Srisanthosh (Propulsion system), Puviyarasu Sakthivel (Control system) and Tharakeshvar Padmanaphan (Computer vision). The faculty mentors were D. Selvamuthu Kumaran, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and V. Baranidharan, Assistant Professor, ECE. Both the faculties were UUV lab in-charge and facilitated the team.