Nexa Robotics

Social Impact

Empowering people through social robotics.

Nexa Robotics (also known as ‘STU’) is a student-led venture united in the pursuit of empowering those hindered by existing societal structures. We stand for empowerment, inclusivity, and innovation, with a focus on understanding the complexities faced by neurodivergent individuals. Rather than reinvent the wheel, our team passionately employs emerging technologies to address customer needs while embracing a holistic perspective.

MAP Launch Pitch

Team Bios

Arnav Bhalla

Co-Founder & CCO

Arnav is an entrepreneur with a background in behavioural commerce, business information systems and marketing. He has previously worked in the banking sector and is currently a consultant in the Human Capital team at Deloitte. He holds a double degree in Commerce and IT from Monash University. He is a young and driven founder who is ready to make a difference.

William Cerdelli

Co-Founder & CEO

William is an innovative entrepreneur and data analyst who brings a rich blend of technological prowess and philosophical insight to the forefront of robotics. Being an international student from Italy, William’s academic journey in Australia culminated in a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts, majoring in Business Analytics and Philosophy, from Monash University. His commitment to excellence is also evident in his achievement as a national Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) champion, embodying discipline and resilience. With Nexa Robotics, William envisions leading the charge in sustainable robotics, marking a significant step towards inclusive technology solutions.

Zaid Ahmed

Co-Founder & CEO

Zaid loves to create robots to make the world a better place. He is passionate about the use of robotics for the benefit of humans. To him, robotics is about improving quality of life. Zaid also works as a student engineer at Akula Tech. Prior to this, Zaid has been a part of the XM2 Team as a student engineer and is currently finishing up his Bachelor of Mechatronics and Robotics at Monash University.

No items found.


Contact the teamMedia enquiries
Melbourne Accelerator Program
Level 1, Melbourne Connect
700 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053

Get directions
An initiative of the University of Melbourne.
Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.