>Moon Rover: Move Me With Your Touch:
Andrea Gini and the Tohoku University Space Robotics Lab
are pioneering the use of touchscreen technology for planetary
exploration. This video of the Kaizen telerobotic control software
shows the touchscreen interface in action, commanding the El Dorado
II moon rover prototype on a trip through the lab.
We are already planning a smart phone version of the Kaizen software
to give ordinary people the chance to take a turn driving our rover on
the moon during our Google Lunar X PRIZE mission!
Credit to Kristhian Mason for the fantastic video editing work.
Andrea Gini developed the Kaizen software at Tohoku University as part of his Masters of Science in Space Studies at the International Space University. Andrea is an Information Technology professional, with extensive experience in software design and education, working as a professional consultant and as a teacher in training and
certification courses. He already has masters degrees in computer science and scientific journalism. This project was conducted at Tohoku University, the key partner developing the rover for our White Label Space mission
in the Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Kaizen is a Japanese word composed of the words KAI (change) and
ZEN (better). It refers to a philosophy of constant and never ending
improvement in manufacturing, engineering, supporting business
processes and management.