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Area of Technology:Electrical & Electronics

Title of the Innovation: ROBO COASTAL OBSERVER (RCO)

Brief About Innovation

A low-cost buoyant apparatus for remote data collection in water bodies such as river, lake, pond and coast. The proposed equipment could be equipped with sensors for ocean data collection with camera. The equipment can be controlled by a radio controlled remote and the data collected are stored and can be transmitted using RF/GPRS/4G/Satellite telemetry. 

Robo Coastal Observer can be used for special data collection in coastal and deep waters within a range of 2nm from the source transmitter. It can also be programmed for autonomous data collection with the help of on-board GPS module. 


RCO can be used for remote data collection in coastal waters by oceanographic institutions, universities, private industries involved in R&D. The advantage of aiding in rescue/assisting of swimmers in coastal waters will attract persons engaged in coastal fishing; coastal surveillance using the camera fitted with RCO. It can also be used in coastal patrolling covering a limited area. Also used in fishery applications.

Contact Details:


Mr. B. K. Sahu, Manager (IPR)
NRDC-Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre,
WIPO Technology & Innovation Support Centre (TISC)
National Research Development Corporation
[An Enterprise of DSIR, Min. of Science & Technology, GoI]
First Floor, Sunrise Incubation Hub, Rushikonda
Madhurwada, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA
Mobile: 9810104163
Email: bksahu@nrdc.in