Katsuaki Tanaka


Yspace, LLC

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Dr. Katsuaki Tanaka is a space robotics engineer. He founded Yspace, LLC with his colleague and manages business and technology strategy as a Co-CEO. Yspace is selected as a player of space business project powered by Ibaraki prefecture and develops space XR contents in order to accelerate space development. He also belongs to ispace, inc. as a mobility design engineer of lunar rover and Waseda university as an adjunct researcher. He studies a mobile robot in rough terrain and proposes novel hardware design and control algorithm. He joined Ph.D. educational program named Program for Leading Graduate School by MEXT, and entrepreneurship program named WASEDA-EDGE program, international submarine robotics project named subCULTron at Biorobotics Institute in Italy as a robotics engineer, and also worked as a Research Fellowship for Young Scientist by JSPS. He also joined lunar exploration project named HAKUTO in Google Lunar Xprize as an engineering support and started his career as a space robotics engineer.