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Friday, October 29, 2021

Gitai Autonomous Robot Demoed in ISS

The ISS can be a good testing space because of limited and prescribed spaces.

Gitai Successfully Demos Autonomous Robot Inside the International Space Station

TechCrunch, Aria Alamalhodaei

October 27, 2021

Startup Gitai Japan successfully demonstrated its autonomous robotic arm inside the International Space Station by using it to operate cables and switches and assemble structures and panels. The demonstration raised what the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) calls the “technology readiness level” (TRL) of the Gitai robot to TRL 7; hitting all nine TRLs is critical for commercialization of the technology. NASA said, “The success of this investigation proves that the Gitai robot can be a solution for space agencies and commercial space companies looking for versatile, dexterous, relatively safe (less exposure to life threatening risks for humans) and inexpensive labor force."

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