ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020

Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it’s calling the “largest ever” Series A in commercial space financing. The funding comes from

Japan Seems Ready To Invest $2.3 Billion To Send Robots To The Moon

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sohla_moon.jpg" /> We reported about the plans <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/09/japan-plans-to-let-robots-and-humans-work-h

Bari Bari: New exploration and rescue robot (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/bari_bari_rescue_robot-620x350.png" /> Japan is prone to large-scale earthquakes, so the fact that researchers in this country are const

Mars Rover Mars Rover, it's over it's over

It’s times like this I wish we really did just have the rovers on a sound stage or somewhere in the desert. Unfortunately, we really did fire a freaking rocket, loaded with robots, into space, w

The march of the RoBeasts continues: Technics Robot Crab

I’ve just downloaded an inexplicably large video (120mb for 30 seconds? It’s called YouTube, guys) of this crab doing its thing. It’s certainly not as cool as the BigDog robot from y