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GITAI will get a grip with house robotics in simulated regolith chamber

GITAI will get a grip with house robotics in simulated regolith chamber

Posted Date: 2023-06-13

GITAI gets a grip with space robotics in simulated regolith chamber

The corporate’s inchworm-type robotic arm outfitted with a instrument changer perform and its Lunar Robotic Rover had been examined within the chamber. The robots executed all deliberate duties, as proven within the video beneath.

Duties included sampling regolith utilizing the backhoe instrument, sampling stones utilizing the gripper instrument, an inchworm arm strolling demonstration and a rover locomotion demonstration.

The corporate’s avowed purpose is to supply, by means of the usage of robotics, “protected and inexpensive labor in house and scale back operational prices by 100 occasions”.


Final month, Gitai accomplished a Sequence B Extension spherical of funding for ¥4 billion yen (roughly $30 million) to assist broaden enterprise growth within the US.

Particularly, the corporate mentioned the funds raised could be used to broaden its Engineering Mannequin/Flight Mannequin Manufacturing Services within the nation, and enhance the “Expertise Readiness Degree” of its Lunar Robotic Rover and Lunar Inchworm Sort Robotic Arm.

“We're thrilled to additional broaden our operations within the US,” mentioned Sho Nakanose, GITAI’s Founder & CEO, on the time. “Whereas SpaceX and BlueOrigin are lowering the price of transportation to house by 100 occasions, we at GITAI are taking up the problem of lowering labor prices by 100 occasions. We are going to present essentially the most labor for the Moon and Mars and construct infrastructure resembling photo voltaic panels, communication antennas, gas turbines, and habitation modules.”

Traders included World Mind CVC Funds, DCI Enterprise Development Fund, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance coverage Firm and ANRI III Funding Restricted Partnership.

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