The Robotic Materials Group, in collaboration with Prof. Pratap Rao’s group at WPI, has received a grant of $74,920 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Prof. Nemitz and his team will help develop 3D-printed floating photocatalyst structures that mimic natural objects to combat harmful algal blooms.

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We are pleased to report that Professor Markus Nemitz has garnered substantial media coverage for his recent CAREER award. In collaboration with WPI Marketing Communications, he was interviewed by Spectrum News 1, which produced an extensive video report on his work. Additionally, the Worcester Business Journal has published a detailed article focusing on his research. His achievements have also been spotlighted by around a dozen trade publications, including 3D Printing Industry and New England Council, which have either re-published or summarized the initial press release. This media attention serves to recognize Professor Nemitz’s contributions to the development of 3D-printed robots for search and rescue applications, among other innovative uses.

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Quantum Innovative Solutions (QiS) has funded the Robotic Materials Group with $35k under WPI’s NSF ROSE-HUB agreement. Prof. Nemitz and his team will help integrate QiS’s quantum sensor with aerial and ground robots. The high-level goal is to develop a robotic sensing platform that can detect landmines buried under ground.





The Robotic Materials Group was awarded $907,480 by NEOEx with the prime contract from the Department of the Army. Prof. Nemitz’s team and NEOEx will collaborate on refueling hydrogen-powered UAVs. This work paves the way for deploying printable robots at points of impact located at farther distances.







Prof. Nemitz and his group was awarded a NSF CAREER grant on the development of additively manufactured soft robots with integrated fluidic logic and flexible electronic interfaces. $599,815 will pay for a five year research program that includes the development of a 200 ft2 model of the Tham Luang cave system in 85 Prescott in Worcester, and a summer school for female high-school students to learn about hands-on robotics science. The high-level goal is to rapidly design a robot for a specialized application and materialize the design at the point of impact using additive manufacturing.