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).
The southern suburb of Algester lies just off the Mt Lindesay Highway, a major arterial road linking Beaudesert and Brisbane. This road gives the local residents and visitors direct access to the city and to the country towns of the southern quadrant of the south-east Queensland scenic loop and the national parks of the border ranges.
That southern section embraces towns such as Beaudesert, Mt Tamborine, Boonah, Kalbah, and across Cunningham’s Gap to Warwick. A detour through Canungra leads to the Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s environmental rainforest resort.
The Logan Motorway just to the south of Algester fast tracks traffic to Ipswich, one-time bustling port and rival to Brisbane as the capital of Queensland, and the connector to the major highways to the Great Dividing Range and the west.