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2018 Presenters

BATE Andrew


SwarmFarm Robotics




Session 3c Pitch from the Paddock


Tuesday August 07 at 4:15 pm



BATE Andrew

As founder and CEO of SwarmFarm Robotics, Andrew Bate is the chief visionary, leveraging his experience as a successful grain and cattle farmer and his deep knowledge of robotics to drive the successful development of the SwarmBot. Andrew has spent a life time in agriculture; he has trained as an agronomist at the University of Queensland, Gatton College, and has spent the last 19 years farming near Emerald, Central Queensland. He instigated a joint research program with The Australian Centre for Field Robotics and Queensland University of Technology to develop the technology necessary for robotic agriculture. In 2015 he founded SwarmFarm Robotics as a Startup technology company to commercialize robots for agriculture. Today SwarmFarm Robotics has grown to be one of the leading robotic companies around the world with real working robots that farmers pay to use them.
He is a mentor on the 2017 Westpac Business of Tomorrow Program.

SwarmFarm Robotics is an Australian company leading the development of agricultural robots for crop production.

We are one of the few companies worldwide with real robots, already working on farms.

SwarmFarm is not building a driverless tractor, we actually think we are building what comes after the tractor, which is a robot.


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