GITAI is a space robotics startup that aims to provide a safe and affordable means of labor in space.
GITAI is developing highly capable, safe, and reliable robots to help build and maintain satellites, space stations, lunar bases, and cities on Mars.
GITAI was founded in July 2016 by Sho Nakanose. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. GITAI also operate in the US as GITAI USA, which is located in Torrance, California.
GITAI developed Inchworm Robot, a inchworm-type robotic arm designed specifically for use in space stations and satellites. This versatile robot is packed with features that make it an essential tool for a wide range of tasks in micro-gravity environments..
GITAI's Lunar Rover is a groundbreaking product which is set to revolutionize lunar exploration and infrastructure development. By combining high-performance capabilities with affordability, GITAI Lunar Rover is poised to become an essential tool for constructing essential lunar infrastructure such as solar panels, communication antennas, and habitat modules.
GITAI has many exciting projects at various levels of development and testing. The company forged a joint research contract with Toyota for joint R&D of a robotic arm for the “LUNAR CRUISER”. GITAI won a procurement contract from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, and has conducted technology demonstration with ISS, Nanoracks, ISAM Activities.
GITAI is backed by SPARX Innovation, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Global Brain CVC Funds, Spiral Ventures, DCI Venture Growth Fund, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, KDDI, EP-GB L.P., JGC MIRAI Innovation Fund, KURONEKO Innovation, NVenture Capital, and others. The company completed a Series B extension round totaling 4 billion yen (approximately $30M) on May 24, 2023. This brings GITAI's total funding to ¥6.4B ($52.6M) to date.