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Raised on a dairy farm, Daniel Badiou developed an unparalleled knowledge of agricultural machinery and animal farming from an early age. He continuously strived to learn more about the mechanical operation of agricultural machinery, finding solutions for problems and designing his own multi-purpose machines.

Daniel designed, developed and implemented an autonomous barn. He tested it on his own farm to better understand the needs of chicken farming and adapt his future machines.

Ukkö Robotics was launched in September 2016 with the goal of using technology to transform the traditional barn, making pasture-based farming more accessible. Partnering with mechanical engineer Katrina Jean-Laflamme, Ukkö specializes in manufacturing an all-in-one autonomous barn that falls under the company’s ROVA Series.

ROVA provides farmers (and aspiring farmers) with never-before-seen flexibility, allowing individuals to raise their animals on pasture while having the same benefits as most high-tech barns.

If the best & most natural farm practices are the hardest to follow, ROVA exists to make it easier.

Ukkö Robotics is committed to positive environmental sustainability. We design and engineer agricultural machinery that requires minimal maintenance, uses renewable energy and is easy to use. Equipment is solar-powered and designed to limit the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Simply put, we embrace a win-win-win strategy by reducing environmental impact, providing optimal care for animals, and decreasing manual labour.

Our mandate to support local food producers and to give them the tools required for an efficient operation. We’re here to raise awareness about the importance of regenerative agriculture in rural areas and urban centres.

We’re a team of makers, thinkers and farmers. We approach regenerative farming with innovation and technology, using what we learned to create easy-to-use products that give farmers flexibility and peace of mind.

Daniel Badiou


Daniel is a thinker, a builder and a visionary. Since his young age, he has always wanted to make things better at the family farm. When you don’t see him in front of his computer, he is in the shop making a side project. Now let’s get back to work.

Katrina Jean-Laflamme


Never misses an opportunity to laugh; Katrina enjoys both farming and design. She does not hesitate to contribute to brainstorming about anything and everything. If you see a photo of an alpaca, it probably belongs to her.


Let’s be proud of where our food comes from. Let’s build the future of food together.

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