The Marine Robotics Team (TMRT) is a student team from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar and that focuses on building autonomous marine systems. TMRT is formed by thirty passionate undergraduate students across four years from various departments who want to apply their knowledge to design and engineer an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Dr. N. R. Gilke is the faculty coordinator of TMRT. We aim to compete in various National and International competitions like NIOT SAVe, SAUVC, ROBOSUB and SAUC-E and in the coming years.


Vivek Mange

He is a final year student pursuing BTech in Electronics and Telecommunication from K. J. Somaiya college of Engineering. He worked as the marketing head for the team in the year 2017 and from the past 2 yrs he is leading the team with a clear mind and focus to develop a self customised AUV.He works with the control system of the robot. He has been a Tedx speaker at TEDxHRcollege where he shows the importance and the scope of Marine Life and Marine Robotics. He wants to persue further in the field of Robotics and he works on the technology such as developing a PID controller, ROS, etc. 

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Prasad Lad

Software Head

Software Team Members

The software team is responsible for guidance, navigation and control of the AUV. Navigation is carried out using visual feedback and Image Processing(IP) to tackle problems like image distortion underwater and identify objects underwater based on color and contour (shape detection). An autonomous vehicle must be capable of sequencing and scheduling of tasks and thus our software team has a Mission Planning module which prioritizes tasks. Our AUV uses multiple sensors to interact with the surroundings and we need to calibrate the sensors, validate our codes and filter sensor data- we do simulation on Gazebo and ROS to save time and improve quickly.

Sanyam Gandhi

Software Team

Krutika Bhatt

Software team member

Devesh Lalluwadia

Software Team

Jaydeep More

Software Team

Harsh Sharma

Software Team Member


Mihir Mahida

Electronics Team Member

Hardware and Electronics Team Members.

The electronic systems in the vehicle act as platform for software systems to be executed. The processing platforms are chosen based on the basic needs of vision processing, controls and power management. Electronic Speed Control (ESC) boards are used to drive all the thrusters which will be connected with motherboard; a Single Board Computer (SBC) is being used as motherboard of the system along with power management board. The hardware architecture is designed with emphasis on modularity and scalability in the future.

Aniket Bhondiwale

Electronics Team Member
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Puraave Panchal

Electronics Team Member

Dharmil Shah

Electronics Team Member

Pratik Sawali

Electronics Team Member

Rachit Juthani

Electronics Team Member

Neil Chhadwa

Electronics team member

Ninad Devdas

Electronics Team Member

Pritish Naik

Mechanical Head

Mechanical Team Members

Mechanical systems act as a basic framework of bot which involves controlling the factors affecting the degrees of freedom of bot. The chassis is designed keeping in mind the relationships between geometry and relative motion of the parts of the machine. Materials are chosen on the basic needs of weight distribution, buoyancy, and durability. Manufacturing techniques involve 3D printing, lathe machining, CNC Milling, laser cutting and waterjet cutting. Model has been developed on Solidworks and extensively tested on ANSYS .

Harsh Shah

Mechanical Team Member

Hiket Vira

Mechanical Team Member

Ruchi Manjalkar

Marketing Head

Marketing and Public Relations Team Members.

Our primary goal is to bring in funds. The funds that are brought in are needed for two of the most important activities of our team – primarily, for building the AUV i.e. utilized in buying equipments and providing training resources to the team members. Once this aspect has been taken care of we start fueling our reserves so that we have enough cash for participating in various international competitions- this cost includes travel, accommodation and registration fees of the team members.

Swadit Chandan

Marketing Team Member
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Tejal Gaykar

PR Head

Falguni Kumud

PR Team Member

Pooja Shah

Marketing Team Member
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Dhruva Biradar

PR Team Member

Krupa Mistry

MarketingTeam Member

Hiral Lineswala

PR Team Member
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Astha Thakur

Marketing Team Member

Shreya Pawar

PR Team Member







  • Team Captain: Vivek Mange
  • 7045330039
  • tmrt@somaiya.edu
  • K. J. Somaiya College Of Engineering, Vidyavihar, Mumbai