Space robotics startup GITAI USA Inc. conducted a successful demonstration of lunar base construction using two GITAI inchworm-type robotic arms and two GITAI Lunar Robotic Rovers in a simulated lunar environment. The GITAI robots completed all planned tasks successfully and passed various tests corresponding to NASA's Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 in a simulated lunar environment in the desert. Watch the tasks being performed here.
Additionally, more than half of the components used in these robots have already passed various environmental tests in simulated space environments.
As the demand for lunar exploration and lunar base construction increases, there is a growing need for safe and affordable labor in space. GITAI has responded to these needs by developing an inchworm-type robotic arm equipped with grapple end-effectors on both ends of the arm. This unique feature enables it to connect to various tools (end-effectors) to perform multiple tasks for various applications and move in any direction. It can also connect/disconnect itself among different vehicles such as rovers, landers, and satellites. GITAI has also developed an advanced lunar robotic rover that can perform general-purpose tasks on the moon such as exploration, mining, inspection, maintenance, and assembly.
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