Nirma University developed autonomous underwater robot for SAUVC international competition. AGP – News18 Gujarati
This robot has been named Agastya
This Agastya robot is a student-driven autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed. Nirma University will participate in the Robot Club of Institute of Technology competition. The SAUVC International Competition will be held in Singapore from 22nd to 26th September.
Giving more information about this, the team captain of AUV club Sankshatri Gondlia said that for the first time after Kovid-19 and also among 93 teams from 19 countries SAUVC competition is being held. Teams from around the world participated in the first phase of the competition. Out of which the team Nirmani AUV has been selected for the next phase. And now he will represent Nirma University and India in Singapore.
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Countries like Russia, Poland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan will also participate.
10 teams from all over India have been selected for this competition. It includes teams from IIT Bombay and IIT Roorkee. Apart from this, teams from countries like Russia, Poland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Thailand and Taiwan will also participate in this competition.
The body of this Agastya vehicle is made from aluminum and weighs around 30 kg. Many types of sensors and cameras are also installed in it. In which the pressure sensor provides depth information. For this, sensors are also installed for the position and stability of the robot. The battery installed in the robot for driving is also capable of running for 3 hours.
Tasks like get task, flare task, object detection, ball drop, peak are also kept.
This Agastya robot is designed with competition in mind. Several tasks like get task, flare task, object detection, ball drop and peak are also kept in the competition. This underwater competition requires the autonomous Whirl to be turned on only once and released into the water. It then acts automatically. The onboard computer collects data from sensors and cameras installed inside the vehicle to drive the vehicle. The team is practicing 10-12 hours daily for this competition and all these trial task tasks are completed in just 8 minutes.
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