Pawel Holobut obtained his PhD in robotics from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN), in 2005. In 2011 his research interests turned to modular robotics, after which he became involved in the Micromechanics of Programmable Matter project, 2012-2017, led by Dr. Jakub Lengiewicz. His main activities within the programmable matter group at IPPT PAN focus on algorithmic aspects of the operation of modular ensembles. He works on distributed algorithms for reconfiguration planning and localization, and also for prediction of future mechanical states of a system of modules - its overall stability and forces acting at inter-modular junctions. He is also interested in physics-based computational and mechanical limits for programmable matter.