About us

Australian Droid and Robot is the collaboration between Dr Joe Cronin and Dawid Preller (also soon to be Doctor).

Joe is well known in the mining and defence industries with over a quarter of a century of experience in complex technical project management and robotics in weapons systems and unmanned vehicles. His PhD is in robotics.

He has recently completed the full automation of an underground mine in NSW where fully autonomous 50 tonne vehicles roam the production level 24 hours a day / 7 days a week with no operators in the cabins.

Dawid is a competition RC pilot and a rocket scientist. His aeronautical design skills are world class. He has publications in the Journal for Spacecraft and Rockets and has presented at numerous international conferences on Aerodynamics, Aerospace System Integrations, and Guidance, Navigation and Control. His ability to build - fly - refine - build - fly - refine - build, etc. are second to none.

He is active in the international aerospace community and is very excited about re-usable satellite launch vehicles.

Between them, they posses a wealth of experience in the development of UAVs and are looking forward to what ADR can deliver in this space.