Russian, Japanese companies plan to jointly design moon robot

Russian, Japanese companies plan to jointly design moon robot
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  • calendar-gray 14 December 2019

Russia’s Android Technology Company and Japan’s GITAI startup plan to create a robot to operate on the lunar surface, the Russian company’s executive director, Yevgeny Dudorov said in a statement, APA reports citing TASS. 

"Colleagues from Japan are thinking in approximately the same direction as we do, eyeing step-by-step design of robotic systems to explore the near and far space. We both identify the Moon - or, in other words, robotic systems that could function and perform tasks on the Moon surface - as our primary target," he said.

According to Dudorov, GITAI specializes on anthropomorphic robots and uses controllers similar to those developed by Android Technology. The device allows to operate robots in the ‘avatar’ mode, during which it would mimic the actions of a human controller to perform certain manipulations.

The tentative agreement on cooperation was achieved when Japanese company representatives visited Russia this week.

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