Andrew Whalan

Innovation Architect (Managing Director)

Andrew is passionate about challenging ways we produce items in society to achieve innovation that continues to push the boundaries of automation and hands-off manufacturing. His focus as Robobuilt’s founder, Andrew has a clear vision for where Robobuilt is heading in the future and how it will bring multiple generations of disruptive technologies to market.

Andrew’s focus area is on leading the innovation in the company and supporting the team in this objective.


Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical (Hons)
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechatronics (Hons)



Jackson Baker

Automation Engineer (General Manager)

Jackson is motivated in fusing advanced control design with Embedded Systems using mechanical, electrical and software synthesis. Logistics and maintaining efficiency and economics of the company are also a point of interest for Jackson.

Jackson is responsible for project management and logistics activities.


Bachelor of Engineering - Mechatronics (Hon) with Honours Class 1

Luke Smith

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Luke is passionate to develop and improve the company image by applying visual design techniques. Luke is also fascinated by integration of software within the company, 3d modelling, mechanical problem solving and enjoys the opportunity to learn as much as possible during Robobuilt’s evolution. Currently pursuing a double degree in Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Luke believes that the future of these industries hold many opportunities in innovation. 

Luke is responsible for corporate branding, marketing, management and social media activities.


Diploma in Management



Rowan Fardy

Design Engineer

Rowan is excited to solve difficult mechanical and electro-mechanical design problems to improve current systems.  Rohan is a hard-worker who looks forward to implementing his design work with Robobuilt to achieve great results.

Rowan is responsible for the R&D and grant activities.


Jarrah Peddie

Mechatronics Engineer

Mr Jarrah Peddie Graduated with Honours from the Mechatronics Engineering program at the University of Newcastle in 2012. Since then Jarrah has been working with the Priority Research Centre in Reproductive science developing custom robotic solutions for the analysis of stallion spermatozoa. This has given Jarrah a wealth of knowledge in hardware sourcing and rapid prototyping, particularly in the field of 3D printing.

Jarrah is responsible for 3D printing and fabrication technologies.


Bachelor of Engineering - Mechatronics (Hons)