Nov 15, 2009

Kazuya Yoshida

Kazuya Yoshida is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Tohoku University in Japan, and specializes in Dynamics and Control of Space Robots, Mechanism and Control of Planetary Rovers and Robotic Systems for International Space Station (ISS).

Under Professor Yoshida’s leadership, the University’s Space Robotics Lab has made notable contributions and achievements in the field of space robotics including contributions to ETS-VII (a Japanese free-flying space robot project), contributions to Hayabusa (the Japanese asteroid sample return mission), winner of 1st and 2nd prizes in the 2006 ARLISS comeback competition (field challenge autonomous micro robot in Nevada, USA) and SPRITE-SAT, a 50 kg small satellite launched in 2009.

In the White Label Space team, Professor Yoshida is the lead engineer for the rover element of the GLXP mission.

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