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Underwater Rover

Kochi-based IRov Technologies is the first start-up to sell underwater drones in India

RA Chandroo

Travelling regularly with the team at the National Institute of Ocean Technology few years ago helped Kannappa Palaniappan P, a graduate in Ocean Engineering from IIT Madras, find his true calling. During these trips he keenly observed the faults and shortcomings that the organisation, which heavily relied on manual inspections by divers, couldn’t resolve easily. It was getting tougher to find divers who would readily go deep down in the middle of oceans. This encouraged Kannappa to ring up his College of Engineering, Trivandrum teammate Joh


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