Telepresence robot startup for space development



GITAI provides a humanoid telepresence robot-like "Avatar" for science experiments in space stations and moon based development. GITAI's Avatar robot is remotely controlled by humans with VR HMD, motion capture suit and haptic glove, enabling their operators to see, hear, feel and interact freely in a remote environment in real time via standard wireless networks. Especially visual data is very big and cause delayed information transfer, so GITAI also have developed independent P2P communication based on independent protocol, data volume reduction algorithm and OS for synchronization. As a result, GITAI could minimize 2K data of 360-degree camera from 330Mbps to 1Mbps and data latency of 8,000km distance to 100ms via standard wifi network. By sending just one Avatar robot to ISS which is 400km above the earth, many scientists can conduct experiments such as space manufacturing using 3D printer without costs of transportation of human resources as if they're in the ISS, remotely from earth. 


Total: (US$)1.38M

(US$)1.25M from 500 Startups Japan and ANRI as Seed Round Funding in December 2017


VP of Robotics Hardware

Ph.D in Robotics of Information Science and Technology, Tokyo University. Former Mechanical Engineer of WHILL Inc.

Robotics Software Engineer

Former DARPA, U.S.Air Force. M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

Software Engineer

Former Software Engineer of Sony Ericsson. M.S in Computer Science, Waseda University

Kenichi Usami

Co-Founder & VP of Software Engineering

10 years experience in Software, Network and Database Engineering in Japan and India.

Sho Nakanose


Singularity University GSP 2017 Alumni at NASA ARC. Former System Engineer of IBM Japan. Serial entrepreneur who sold web app in India.


Current Openings

-Electrical Engineer



-Business Development - Space Industry




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