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GITAI, JAXA Start Business Concept Co-creation Activities for World’s First Space Work Robot Business

16 Sep 2020, 12:28 UTC
GITAI, JAXA Start Business Concept Co-creation Activities for World’s First Space Work Robot Business
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TOKYO (JAXA/GITAI PR) — GITAI Japan Co., Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will identify tasks that require robotics in outer space, and robots that perform these tasks. Aiming to acquire technology and provide services by robots, we will start business concept co-creation activities under the JAXA Space Innovation Partnership and and Co-creation (J-SPARC) initiative.

At the International Space Station (ISS), GITAI will be the first private company in the world to demonstrate the technology of autonomous and automated activities for specific tasks using its own robots.

JAXA will support its activities through technical cooperation and aim to acquire new knowledge about space robots. In addition, GITAI and JAXA will continue to consider new services provided by space robots in anticipation of the activities of the ISS and beyond.

GITAI has built a simulated field of the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module in-house to promote development and verification in order to realize autonomy and automation of specific tasks related to operation, maintenance, scientific experiment work, etc. on the ISS.

Then, in 2021, in collaboration with Nanoracks of the United States, we will demonstrate the technology of general-purpose work (various switches, cable ...

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