IIT Madras-incubated Startup Launches New Remotely Operated Vehicle


The company claims that the new remotely operated vehicle can reach up to 200-metre depth and stay underwater for unlimited hours

Planys Technologies, an IIT Madras-incubated startup that provides underwater robotic inspection solutions, has launched a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called Mikros.

Mikros is Planys’ third ROV after its first marine robot Mike and ROV Beluga. The company calls it the most advanced indigenously-developed ROV that can perform deeper underwater inspection to process industries, petrochemical refineries and desalination plants.


Mikros can reach up to 200-metre depth and stay underwater for unlimited hours, according to Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Planys.

Can perform in challenging situations  

The company said that the device has been designed to cater to long tether lengths (600 meters compared to 150 meters earlier), and it has the capacity to collect data in challenging situations like high depths, turbid waters and inside long pipelines used by process industries and desalination plants.

Vineet Upadhyay, Chief Technology Officer of Planys Technologies, said that apart from India, they are also planning to launch Mikros in other international markets.

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) eliminate the need for human presence in water while addressing the limitations in depth and accuracy of data captured.


(With inputs from The Hindu)