Why Gitai Sees Space As Ideal For Robotic Labor

Gitai’s robotic arms

Gitai’s robotic arms use grapple end-effectors and tool-changers to complete varied tasks.

Credit: Gitai
While companies on Earth are attempting to build humanoid robots to replace expensive human labor, Japanese startup Gitai is betting automation may have an even better use elsewhere: eliminating the astronomical cost of human labor in space. “The cost for human astronauts is $130,000 per hour,” says...

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