IIT students develop an “intelligent” underwater robot

IIT Kharagpur students have developed Kraken 3.0, a highly powerful Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that can potentially repair underwater pipes, perform surveillance and even search plane wreckages for the “black box”.

Developed by students, the Kraken is equipped with thrusters that help it move in five vectors, and is programmed to make its own decisions underwater. In many ways, that makes it more “intelligent” and capable than remotely operated drones.

The vision of the student developers is to have an AUV that can replace manually operated drones for deep sea navigation and surveillance, and salvage.

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