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21 Feb 2017

‘Made in Insti: Parley with Planys’

The fifth estate, IITM’s official news and media body featured Planys in an exclusive interview with Tanuj, CEO and cofounder of Planys. He talks about his journey as a student of IITM, taking ahead his master’s thesis to making India’s first and currently the only OEM of industrial underwater robots in the Indian sub-continent, along with IITM faculty members and a few of his colleagues, providing inspection and survey

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19 Dec 2016

Young Entrepreneurship Award 2016 – Takeda Foundation

Tanuj, on behalf of Planys, won the Young Entrepreneurship award 2016 organized by Takeda Foundation. Entrepreneurs across the globe were awarded for their exceptional innovations and invaluable contributions.

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22 Nov 2016

Planys Technologies Launches Second Underwater Robot

Planys Technologies, India’s first and only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of compact underwater robots (Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROVs) capable of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), launched their second indigenously developed ROV ‘Beluga’ on 18 November, 2016.

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21 Nov 2016

Planys Technologies Introduces Its New ROV

Featured in Subsea World News, Planys talks about the launch of its new ROV Beluga. Beluga has double the thrust capacity as that of Planys ROV Mike, is specifically designed to oil and gas and shipping sector.

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19 Nov 2016

Planys Technologies launches underwater robot Beluga

CHENNAI: IIT-Madras incubated startup Planys Technologies, an original equipment manufacturer of compact underwater robots (remotely operated vehicles or ROVs), has launched its second indigenously developed ROV ‘Beluga’.

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19 Nov 2016

Meet Beluga, the underwater robot set to revolutionise the shipping industry

In what is a boost to shipping, and oil and gas companies in India, Planys Technologies, a company incubated by IIT Madras alumni and faculty, has launched its second underwater robot on Friday called “Beluga”.

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19 Nov 2016

Planys Technologies launches underwater robot Beluga

CHENNAI: IIT-Madras incubated startup Planys Technologies, an original equipment manufacturer of compact underwater robots (remotely operated vehicles or ROVs), has launched its second indigenously developed ROV ‘Beluga’.

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19 Nov 2016

Indigenous underwater ROV launched at IIT-M

CHENNAI: Commonly found in the Arctic ocean, Beluga whales are unique for emitting high-frequency noises with which they communicate with one another. But thousands of miles away, here in Chennai, a different ‘Beluga’ is ready to take off into the deep oceans.

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18 Nov 2016

Planys Technologies launches second underwater robot

Planys Technologies, the country’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of compact underwater robots which are known as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) capable of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), launched its second indigenously developed ROV Beluga on Friday.

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21 Oct 2016

How Planys Tech carries out underwater robotic inspections for oil and gas industry

BENGALURU: In 2012, three robotics enthusiasts pursuing engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, had set out to win a contest for the best student-made underwater vehicle in India.

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4 Oct 2016

[Tech30] How these IIT-M alumni, professors are bringing research out from the labs and onto the field

There are many top-notch research institutes in India doing some high quality work. But as is often the case with research, it stays where it comes from – the labs and research papers.

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1 Oct 2016

Presenting TECH30 2016: YourStory’s pick of the top 30 technology startups from India

TechSparks has been an amazing journeyand a rewarding experience for all involved. Over the last six years, YourStory’s TechSparks event has brought out 30 top-notch technology startups every year.

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6 Sep 2016

Technology: An affordable underwater bot for shallow surveys

Designed by a small team of 25-year-olds that goes by the name Planys Technologies, this lightweight and affordable underwater robot called “Mike” is best suited for shallow surveys.

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6 Sep 2016

Meet Mike, a little underwater robot that scuttles beneath the sea taking videos

Mike scampers quietly along the Coromandel coast in the Bay of Bengal, thirty meters below the surface of the choppy waters of the old port of Chennai. Today, it’s recording the hull of a ship that is docked at the port.

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19 Aug 2016

Meet Mike – the future of underwater inspections

Planys Technologies provides underwater inspection and survey solutions using ingenuously made submersible robotic vehicles. The company designs and manufactures compact remotely operated vehicles(ROVs), and provides underwater robotic inspection and survey services.

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4 Aug 2016

The Economic Times startup awards: Meet the nominees for Comeback Kid and Best on Campus

On Tuesday, we showcased the five shortlisted entrants in the Bootstrap Champ and Top Innovator categories for the Economic Times Startup Awards 2016. We bring you two more sets of high achievers today.

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1 Aug 2016

Robot ‘Mike’ checks out port

Corrosion and marine organisms often pose a threat to port structures and so Chennai Port Trust recently employed the indigenous underwater robot ‘Mike’.

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19 Jun 2016

Of Shipping and . . . Robotics

In an interview with Nandita Mahajan of Maritime Matrix Today, Tanuj spoke at length about his company, the role of robotics in the shipping industry and his passions.

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19 May 2016

Rough terrain for oil & gas startups trying to strike black gold, bag clients

CHENNAI: The sputtering oil and gas industry is notorious for being challenging when it comes to new technology given the gestation, high costs and sheer complexity and scale. However, a few startups have taken it on as a challenge and are devising solutions for oil & gas companies.

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14 May 2016

Can Startups Turn The Tide?

With a vast coastline of over 7500 km with 12 Major Ports and 187 Non-Major Ports that carry nearly 95 per cent of India’s trade volume, the maritime sector in India offers a sea of opportunities comprising

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9 May 2016

Driving technology to depths of the oceans

Founded in February 2015, Planys, which designs and manufactures compact submersible vehicles, was the brainchild of IITians Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, Vineet Upadhyay and Rakesh Sirikonda.

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4 Apr 2016

Ministry Of Shipping And Invest India Announce Finalists Of MIS 2016

The startup accelerator programme, MIS 2016 – DP World Prize, has announced the shortlisted finalists for the finale.

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21 Mar 2016

A ‘ROVer’ of a different kind, this

What do you get when a bunch of engineering graduates who are robotic enthusiasts combine with faculty members with acknowledged expertise in their field with the backing of a premier engineering and technological institution?

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13 Mar 2016

Inspect sea with a Bot-Dhinakaran

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16 Feb 2016

IITs look to nurture start-ups, host companies’ R&D centres

Institutes look beyond incubation centres to bigger facilities that will operate as registered not-for-profit firms

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4 Feb 2016

JVs by students and faculty members on the rise at IIT-Madras

CHENNAI: When Tarun Mishra, an engineering student at IIT-Madras, graduated out of college, he wanted to convert his research project into a commercial product.

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4 Feb 2016

Planys Technology Brings Underwater ROV to India Marine Inspection

A city-based venture has come up with a technology that sounds like a sci-fi movie. Scientific explanation would call it an unmanned vehicle that examines anything under water.

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3 Feb 2016

Bots Under The Deep Blue Sea

A city-based venture has come up with a technology that sounds like a sci-fi movie. Scientific explanation would call it an unmanned vehicle that examines anything under water. But Tanuj Jhujhunwala, co-founder of Planys Technology, which designed the bot, has an easier and cooler definition of what he does. “We build underwater robots,” he explains.

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16 Jan 2016

Launch of Start-Up India Movement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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