About Us

Who We Are

C2 Robotics is a leader in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence based in Melbourne, Australia. Innovation, rapid concept development and iterative prototype fielding is at our core, with a key focus on developing innovative systems across the maritime, land and air domains. Our team is comprised of a group of highly experienced industry veterans and a leadership team that includes founders of previous highly successful Defence and aerospace companies in the AI and robotics fields.

Our Mission

To develop intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) that can be produced in high volume, have low or no reliance on GPS and high-bandwidth datalinks and are attritable.

Our Vision

To drive major step changes in robotics and automation in meaningful, impactful areas.

Our Approach

Rapid, iterative development is in our blood. We strongly believe in getting a product into the field and into the hands of users as quickly as possible to learn faster and ultimately develop a product that solves a real problem.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team are proven, successful innovators.

Michael Bailey

Founder & CEO

Mike’s career started in cinematography for well-known motion pictures, where he received an academy award for technical achievement. In 2006 he founded Ascent Vision Technologies Australia (AVTA), which grew into a world leader in counter drone and UAV optical and thermal imaging systems. AVTA led counter drone developments for major US procurements and was fully acquired by CACI in 2020.

Thomas Loveard

Founder & CTO

Tom holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In 2003 he co-founded Sentient Vision Systems, where he led the development of autonomous detection solutions including the award winning MTI and ViDAR systems. He joined AVTA in 2016 as the CTO, where he championed the development of the world’s best micro gimbal and cutting-edge targeting gimbal systems.

Daniel Neish

Founder & COO

Dan holds degrees in mechatronics engineering and software development. He has over 14 years of experience in developing product concepts through to supporting products in the field across the automotive, Defence and medical industries. His past roles include hardware team lead at Sentient Vision Systems, co-founder of Sentient Bionics and R&D manager at AVTA.

Our Expertise


Image acquisition, processing and manipulation.


AI techniques including machine learning.


Mechanical, electronic and software based robotic systems.


Air, ground, surface and underwater. Red teaming.


Business and product concept generation.


Business strategy and growth.

Our Culture

It matters! We believe that investing time and effort to ensure culture is great pays dividends for team members and the company like.


Empower those around you.


Team goals matter the most.


Risk free environment, failure is an option!


Often the simplest solutions are the best.


Small company and agile mindset. Process and bureaucracy is kept to minimum.


Strive for excellence in everything we do.