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.

Our Sponsors

Events & Media

Recent Media


SwarmFarm® Robotics Commercial Launch 22/03/2016


Announcing our Sponsors


Andrew spoke at the following events in 2016:

The 2016 GRDC Grains Research Update, Perth will be held on Monday, 29th February and Tuesday, 1st March, 2016


The 2016 event will again be hosted at the RACV Royal Pines Resort…. read more


Andrew spoke at the following events in 2014 & 2015:


ABC Landline

Sun 20th September 2015, 12pm, Landline airs this Sunday. Click to view more ..



Fri 30th October 2015, CEO to address CEDA Trustee Boardroom in Brisbane. Click to read more …


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 ..


Thursday 7th Aug – 8.45am
Gold Coast Convention Centre

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


“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


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

In an attempt to transform the farming industry, Queensland-based startup SwarmFarm Robotics has agreed to a partnership with Westpac Agribusiness to develop robot technology for the farm. Read More…



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


Our Partners

About Us

Fred Sukkar


Fred has experience in several experimental robotics projects, ranging from mobile manipulators to autonomous rovers designed to operate in extreme environments. Studying at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), his current research involves the utilisation of robotic arms to automate and enhance various farming processes.

Will McCarthy


Will has years of experience in agriculture from being raised and working on the family sheep and grain property just east of Harden NSW.  His passion for the land and special interest in agricultural robotics led him to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering with honours at the University of Southern Queensland.


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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