What we do

JD Barnfather Ltd. helps engineering and manufacturing companies to maintain competitiveness by reducing costs, decreasing lead times and improving health and safety using artificial intelligence and robotics.

We disrupt conventional thinking and help companies take advantage of product and process innovation opportunities involving emerging artificial intelligence and robotics technologies in the transition to Industry 4.0.


"The share of tasks that are performed by robots will rise from a global average of around 10 percent across all manufacturing industries today to around 25 percent by 2025."
- Boston Consulting Group

Our process

We work with clients to develop technology ideas and optimise current processes.

This is done by designing artificial intelligence and robotic systems and managing proof of concept investigations.

1. project scoping

We consider potential solutions by assessing application requirements. This defines the design problem, sets specifications and prepares for solution exploration exercises.

2. System Design

We formulate detailed concept designs for hardware and software based on initial findings. This includes smart control algorithm development and coding programs for task execution.

3. Simulation


Using state of the art computer modelling techniques, we virtually prototype system designs to confirm expected motion and smart control algorithm performance prior to physical testing.

4. Validation


We build proposed solutions so that simulated performance can be demonstrated and robustly validated in the real world to iron out practical challenges and prepare for roll-out.


Our work




Based at The Centre for Digital Innovation; Hull's hub for technology company incubation and corporate innovation. To find out how JD Barnfather Ltd. can help your company benefit from artificial intelligence and robotics, please get in touch.



+44 (0)7732 336 679

JD Barnfather Ltd.

C4DI @TheDock

31-38 Queen Street