School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Grant aims for smarter harvesting

WSU researchers have been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the efficiency of automated apple harvesting robotics.

Closeup of an apple picking robot prototype.

It all adds up

From off of Earth to inside our bodies, the Washington State Magazine explores how WSU researchers are finding new uses for 3D printing, such as hip implants, simulated sharkskin, and parts made from extraterrestrial dust.

Closeup of a powerful 3D printer.