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  • CS Colloquium: Yuto Nakanishi, Ph.D. (GITAI USA, Inc.) - Challenge to Develop Space Robots for Building a Moonbase

    Fri, Dec 01, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yuto Nakanishi, Ph.D., GITAI USA, Inc.

    Talk Title: Challenge to Develop Space Robots for Building a Moonbase

    Abstract: GITAI is a space robotics start-up developing tools to reduce the risk and cost of labor in space. Our robots are capable of autonomous operations including structure assembly and handling tools in a vacuum. We are working towards a robotics space labor force that could reduce space labor costs by 100-fold.GITAI is unique among space start-ups in developing all the mechatronics, electronics, and software of the robot in-house to achieve a tight integration of the best technologies.In this talk, I will talk about why GITAI focuses on developing space robots with my robotics experiences at the University of Tokyo, SCHAFT, and Google and will introduce GITAI’s latest challenge of space robot development, especially our new inchworm modular arms, and rovers for future lunar exploration.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Chief Robotics Officer of GITAI. Former Founder & CEO of SCHAFT. After retiring as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab), he founded the bipedal robot startup, SCHAFT, the champion of DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in 2013. He later sold the company to Google in 2013, and had led Tokyo biped platforms development team under Google X for 5 years. Now, he joined GITAI to develop space robots to build moon base.

    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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