On-farm robotics - making it real
Session 2c Farms of the future
Tuesday August 07
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.