Our CTO (Luke Cole) previously worked for Hemisphere GPS (orginally called BEELINE, and now bought out by AgJunction) as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for various quadbikes and agriculture tractors that was used by 100's of vehicles around the world.
For 10 years, starting as a teenager in 1998 - Luke Cole has also worked for leading research institutes and companies such as NICTA (now called CSIRO Data61), CSIRO, Seeing Machines and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky, who received a rare prestigious AO award in 2017 and was Defence Scientist of Australia from 2012 for 6 years). Luke's work included various autonomous mobile robot projects, involving computer vision, and even a self-driving car early 2000's. Back then OpenCV and ROS didn't exist, so we did a "roll-your-own" called VisLib and DROS comprised of 364,578 lines of code.
Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
Albion is an inner north-eastern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, adjoining Hamilton. As of the 2001 census, there were 2,207 people living in the suburb.
Albion is bounded by Lutwyche to the northwest, Wooloowin and Clayfield to the north, Ascot and Hamilton on the east, Bowen Hills to the south, and Windsor to the west. Sandgate Road runs through the middle of the suburb. A variety of housing styles, from former workers' cottages through to modern brick homes and unit blocks, can be found in Albion.
The Albion Park Paceway, first established in the 1880s, is a harness racing club and greyhound racing track found in Breakfast Creek, a locality in southern Albion.
As of the 2001 census, Albion had a population of 2,207 persons. Approximately 5% of the population are of Italian descent, while the great majority are Australian-born of British descent. In wealth terms, the population is split between the middle-income section adjoining Windsor and Lutwyche west of the Doomben railway line, and the more affluent section adjoining Hamilton east of the line.
On the QR CityTrain network, the suburb is serviced by Albion train station on the Doomben line. Historically, Albion lay on the Clayfield tram line, which was operated by the Brisbane City Council until 13 April 1969. Trams ran along Sandgate Road.