R&A Providers

Australian and New Zealand Robotics and Automation Providers

Over the past decade Australia has developed a leading international position in robotics research. The Australian robotics community punches well beyond its weight in the international arena:

  • Australian researchers are often only third in number after Japan and the US at most major gatherings;
  • Australian research groups lead the world in real applications of robotics in areas such as mining and water-front automation; and
  • Australian researchers dominate international robotics competitions such as RoboCup.

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Research & Development

Name Location Interests
ANU – Robotic Systems Lab Canberra, ACT Autonomous car, mobile robots, computer vision, human-robot interaction, manipulators and submersibles.
ARCAA (QUT and CSIRO) Brisbane, QLD Aerial Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sense & Act Systems,Guidance, Sensor Fusion, Navigation, AI, Risk Management, Control, Image Processing, Motion Planning
ACFR (USyd) Sydney, NSW Aerial robotics, mining robotics, agricultural robotics, underwater robotics, computer vision, 3D vision, automation and control, logistics
CSIRO ICT Centre – Autonomous Systems Lab Brisbane, QLD Aerial robotics, mining robotics, underwater robotics, computer vision, 3D vision, automation and control
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, QLD Aerial Robotics, Visual Navigation, Control, Computer Vision, Bio-inspired Robotics, Sensor Fusion
University of Auckland Auckland, NZ Robot assistants, mobile robotics, navigation, robot programming systems and human-robot interaction
University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA Micro-motion robotics, insect robotics, mobile robot, underwater robot and computer vision
University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC Biomechanics, Biomedical, Rehabilitation robotics
University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW Agricultural Robotics, Sensor Fusion, Cooperative Control, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mobile Robotics, Navigation.
University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD Aerial robotics, Bioroobotics, Control, Mining applications, Motion planning, Planning under uncertainty, Sensor fusion.
University of Technology Sydney Sydney, NSW Health application, Mining and bridge maintenance applications,Robotics rescue, Social robotics.
University of Wollongong Wollongong, NSW Industrial Automation, Automated Programming, Manufacturing, Welding, 3D Printing, Motion Planning.


Name Location Business
Acumine New South Wales AcuMine is a leading engineering research organisation that develops technologies to improve the safe operation of vehicles in hazardous environments such as mines. Acumine’s emphasis is on the development of software solutions for complex contextual safety issues in the key areas of situation awareness, human interaction, system integrity and analysis. The company holds a number of patents, designs and software algorithms that are available for licensing to interested parties; and can pioneer the development of new Vehicle Safety Management (VSM) technologies through project based partnering with organisations that access markets for resulting solutions.
Advanced Robotics Victoria At Advanced Robotics Australia we work closley with you to identify specific areas of improvement, finding the most suitable solution for your business. We will work at providing you with a proper, tailored automation system.
Apex Automation and Robotics New South Wales Apex Automation and Robotics is an Australian company specialising in the design and manufacture of custom-built automation machines and robotic systems. Our engineers and project managers have up to 20 years experience in their fields and have installed over 50 systems including 12 robotic cells. The majority of these projects were full turnkey systems, developed from concept incorporating mechanical and electrical design and software development by our engineers.
Applied Robotics Pty Ltd. New South Wales Turnkey robotics and automation systems, vision systems, research and development.
Automated Solutions Australia (ASA) South Australia Design and Engineer innovative robotized solutions that help customers improve their competitive position within their given market. Solutions will be designed with a focus on improving throughput, quality, and productivity, whilst providing a quick return on investment. Through an integrated approach, we strive to earn the trust of our customers, becoming valued partners in the productivity, profitability and performance in the organisations that we deal with
Automation Solutions Australia Victoria Available for the design, programming, installation, commissioning, and training of a range of industrial robots and automation equipment. Specialist PLC and Fanuc robot programming integrating vision and force feedback, allows the automation solution to adapt to the product and the environment. Previous placements with a wide selection of industry leaders across Australia. Based in Melbourne, with local, national, and international project capability.
Axelent Automation and Safety Pty Ltd South Australia Axelent Automation and Safety Pty Ltd are specialists in electrical products for industrial control and automation systems. A wide range of products are offered for sale from Safety fencing and equipment, Wire Tray, Enclosures to sophisticated Soft Starters, Programmable Logic Controller’s, Industrial PC’s Variable Speed Drives and Motion Control systems.
CNC Design Pty Ltd Melbourne (Head Office), Sydney, Brisbane Since 1984, CNC Design has grown to become the leader in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia in Motion Control Solutions. Offering complete automation solutions to manufacturers and end users as a Siemens Solution Partner for Motion Control & representing Güdel gantry systems, our strength is our advanced engineering and technology. Whether you’re a machine builder or an end user, we help you become a global leader in your industry by bringing you the world’s best technology backed by expert support.
ColeTEK Robotics Queensland ColeTEK is an Australian technical consulting and service-based firm primarily delivering solutions in areas around Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, and the Tweed Coast. We work in a wide variety of industries such as robotics, automation, development, electronics, security, engineering and IT. This enables us to understand your problems from many different angles and to provide the most efficient and/or specialised solution for your home and/or business. Our team is comprised of unique individuals over two generations, each who have been passionately learning and developing their technical arts since childhood. Together these two generations bring a wealth of experience and cross-pollination of skills, allowing us to provide the ideal solution for your project. Our goal is to provide technical services to public and private entities that will enable them to take advantage of the modern world. At the same time allowing ColeTEK to reinvest its profits into the robotic future we dream about.
Dematic New South Wales Dematic designs, develops and delivers solutions that optimise your supply chain, improve performance, and increase productivity. We understand your business’s economic drivers and are in sync with today’s constantly changing market trends. Our industry leading software and automation technologies will allow your organisation to be responsive to customer demands, labour challenges and asset and space utilisation requirements. With 50 years of robust design and delivery experience in Australia and New Zealand, Dematic solutions will strengthen and enhance your supply chain and catapult your organisation forward.
Dexion New South Wales Dexion manufactures and markets a broad range of shelving, Racking and materials handling products. The company’s core products include: Pallet racking, shelving and integrated systems used in logistics and warehousing and storage; Filing solutions including cabinets, shelving, lockers and mobile storage used in the commercial office sector. Dexion has approximately 500 employees and manufacturing facilities located in Malaysia and China.
Freelance Robotics Queensland Freelance Robotics provides tailored solutions in the areas of robotics, IT, AI, mechanics, control, and physics. They specialise both in robotic prototyping as well as industry consultancy services. They can also assist with development of PCB boards, embedded software, control systems, artificial intelligence software, mechanical system engineering, as well as force and dynamics modelling/analysis. Customised solutions are developed for clients coming from industry, research or commercial backgrounds.
Latitude Products Queensland Latitude Products specialises in bringing the most robust and high technology products available from around the globe. Products include RTU and wireless sensors, power supplies and automated valves. Latitude Products is based out of Brisbane and has distributors in Victoria and Western Australia.
KUKA Victoria The KUKA Robot Group is a leader in the production of industrial robots worldwide. KUKA offers a full, unique range of industrial robots and robot systems, one that covers all weight-classes and robot types. The robots can be found in various in industries and applications. The design of KUKA Robots makes reapplication for other tasks fast and easy.
Machinery Automation & Robotics Pty Ltd (MAR) New South Wales Machinery Automation & Robotics Pty Ltd (MAR) is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete industrial automation solutions. Servicing large and small scale production-critical companies, MAR helps companies achieve the competitive edge that high-tech automation and robotics provide. MAR currently serves the Australian food production, meat, brewing and beverages, pharmaceutical, white goods manufacturing, packaging, chemicals, water treatment and filtration, aluminium smelting, castings, and metals industries with flexible turnkey robotic solutions.
Marathon Targets Pty Ltd New South Wales Marathon Targets develop innovative robotic weapons training system. Marathon smart targets address a fundamental training gap: the first time shooters fire live ammunition at a realistic moving target is in a firefight. Developed in conjunction with the Australian Department of Defence, smart targets are now used by shooters around the world. With smart targets, soldiers train the way they fight: against unpredictable moving targets, with live ammunition.
Mobile Automation Melbourne Mobile Electrics Pty Ltd commenced operations in 1987 and in 2006 the Mobile Automation division was formed. Mobile Automation has become a well-recognized leader in providing industrial electrical and automation solutions. With headquarters in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the Mobile Electrics group of companies retains 40 full-time employees. Our specialist team of Electrical Engineers, Service Technicians, and A Grade Electricians bring together the latest technologies and design to deliver first-class results for our valued clients.
NACHI (Australia) Victoria NACHI is a major Robot Manufacturer based from Japan with Installation base of more than 25000 Robot Installation in North America alone. Nachi Robot diverse line of Manipulators from 4 Kg to 700 Kg Payload can provide customers with best solution for the process.These robots range from light weight ,high speed ,highly accurate robots through to the powerful SC700DL capable of lifting 700Kg.
NDC Automation New South Wales NDC has been a leading supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles for over 40 years. Our experience in building, designing and installing Automated Guided Vehicle systems allows us to provide you with the best possible solution.
All of our AGVs are assembled and tested by an expert team according to industry best practices and international standards.
Ocular Robotics Pty Ltd New South Wales Ocular Robotics specialises in the design and development of ultra high performance two axis sensor pointing solutions applicable to a broad range of sensing applications. From robotic platforms, ISR and countermeasures in defence and homeland security, automation in the resources sector and intelligent security systems to industrial measurement and sensing, telepresence and high performance object tracking, Ocular Robotics’ systems deliver previously unheard of performance.
ProcessOnline.com.au New South Wales ProcessOnline is a dedicated portal for those working with process control, automation and instrumentation products and services. An information source with plenty of news and content on new products, case studies and technical articles.
Robotic Automation P/L New South Wales (head office) Providing Robotic manufacturing and Automated packaging solutions to Australian and New Zealand industry. Applications include Welding, Palletising, Stretch/Shrink Wrapping, Strapping, Materials Handling, Press Tending, Case Packing, Labelling, Painting, and more. We also provide consulting and Australia-wide service support. Over 3,000 turnkey installations in Australia & New Zealand.
Robycs Technology Sydney, New South Wales Industrial Automation Solutions and Controls, Robotic Automation, and Industrial Electrical services
Rockwell Automation Victoria At Rockwell Automation, helping manufacturers succeed and grow is what we do best — with industrial automation control and information solutions designed to give our customers a competitive advantage. From stand-alone, industrial components to enterprise-wide integrated systems, our solutions have proven themselves across a wide range of industries and in some of the most demanding manufacturing environments.
Romheld Automation New South Wales (head office) Romheld Automation is a distributor of high performance robot end effectors, advanced robotics, automation equipment and precision workholding systems. We offer proven productivity solutions to machine builders, robot integrators, line builders and research/training entities. We represent the world’s technology leaders and offer a complete line-up of robot support products with deployed across all manufacturing industry sectors.
Scott Technology Australia PTY LTD New Zealand The Scott  group is a robotics system integrator and turnkey custom machinery manufacturer/solution provider publicly listed on the NZ stock exchange. The parent company Scott Technology LTD is based in New Zealand and have operations in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Italy, US and China with a little over 200 full time staff. As an engineering business Scott has in-house sales, mechanical design, electrical design, controls/PLC design, robotics integration and manufacturing capability and sell a majority of their services and machinery into the US, Europe, China and Australasia.
Strategic Engineering, Pty. Ltd New South Wales Strategic Engineering develops state-of-the-art robotic solutions, and partners with manufacturers to integrate those technologies to provide innovative products and services. Our dynamic team of engineers tackle some of the most difficult automation puzzles enhancing Australia’s manufacturing sector.
Swisslog New South Wales Swisslog is a provider of material handling solutions for forward-thinking warehouses and distribution centres in Australia and New Zealand, for customers such as Coca-Cola Amatil and Woolworths. Through detailed consultation, Swisslog delivers tailored solutions using best-in-class technology, from cranes and storage systems, to warehouse management software. Offering lifetime customer service, Swisslog solutions meet the needs of their customers both now and in the future.