Our Vision

Small Machines.   Big Technology.

Bigger doesn’t always mean better.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population, we need to grow more food than ever before.
So we are making our machinery bigger than ever before.


But what if we stopped making things bigger and just made them smarter?

What if that little engine that could … became the machine that did?

This is what drives us.  We know robotic technology holds the key to the future of farming and we want to bring it to you.

“If i had asked people
what they wanted,
they would have said
faster horses.”

Henry Ford

Events & Media

Andrew will be speaking at the following Events in 2015:

For any media enquiries please contact  Jocie @ Swarmfarm.com

Global Food Forum

Wed 15th April 2015, 8am-5.30pm, Palladium at Crown Melbourne. Click to read more ..


MobileTech 2015

21-22 April 2015, Gold Coast, Qld. Andrew will be speaking at 10.50am on 22nd. Click for more ..


2nd-6th February, 2015, in Sydney. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Click to read more ..


The 2015 conference will be held on Friday, February 27 2015. Click image to read more ..

Andrew spoke at the following Events in 2014:


Tuesday 5th August – 2.30pm
Mecure Brisbane


Thursday 7th Aug – 8.45am
Gold Coast Convention Centre

Tuesday 28th Aug – 2.30pm
Warra Memorial Hall

Thursday 4th Sept – 7am
Glenvale Rooms, Toowoomba Showgrounds

Grains Research and Development Corporation
Issue 113 November-December 2014


Read reviews and comments from leading Industry Professionals
regarding SwarmFarm and the future of robotic farming:


Swarmfarm has been nominated as a Top Australian Startup in 2015. Click to read more ..


“weed swatting robot will go into commercial trial” – Andrew Bate, 4th February 2015



“Small electrical buggies are the future of weed control. ” — Dr. David Ball, QUT


“The AgBot could revolutionise grain production by saving hundreds of millions of dollars every year.” — John McVeigh, Minister – Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry


“Innovations like the AgBot will also help us achieve our goal of doubling food production by 2040” — John McVeigh, Minister – Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


“Small means little or no soil compaction, so farmers can reclaim their paddocks. ” — Andrew Bate, SwarmFarm Robotics


“What we are looking at is swarms of small, lightweight machines that work together in a cooperative team. So instead of one large tractor you might have six small ones about the size of a ride on lawn mower.” — Andrew Bate, SwarmFarm Robotics

“QUT, world-class capabilities in robotics R&D.” — Professor Gordon Wyeth, QUT


“world-first project … aims to revolutionise broad acre farming” — Professor Gordon Wyeth, QUT


“Replace big, heavy machinery with small, lightweight, co-operative intelligent robots” – Dr. David Ball, QUT

Our Partners

Future Partners

Do you want to be a part of the future of farming? 

 Swarm Farm is leading the field in the development of robotic farm technology.  But as passionate and committed as we are, we realise it will take the contributions and support of many, all working together, to drive this transformation.

 If you are an investor, a funding body, agricultural company or interested stakeholder, we are open to partnerships with you and look forward to discussing how we can work together for the future of farming.

 Please contact Neville Crook via   Neville @ Swarmfarm.com

About Us

Peter Milani

Mechatronics Engineer

Peter has extensive experience in control and robotic systems in both high degree of freedom electrohydraulic manipulators and mobile robotics. Peter also has many years of experience in the resources and defence sectors, and grew up on a sugar cane farm in North Queensland.


Vikki Osten

Weeds Specialist

Vikki has spent 27 years in weed research and development as the Principal Weed Research Agronomist with the Queensland DPI&F. She has developed specialized weed management techniques & strategies on a wide range of week species within cotton, grain, horticulture, sugarcane and tree crops.


Future Recruiting!

Mechatronics / Software / Mechanical Engineers   (someone who lives and breathes robots …)

We’re a small team with a big goal!  
 If you can dazzle us with your talent, passion and potential, you’ll get to work on one of the most exciting projects around!

We are always on the lookout for passionate, talented people, so please drop us a line.

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