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).
Bald Hills is the northernmost suburbs of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Bald Hills is a largely residential suburb. It is mostly surrounded by bushland, but in the last few years some of the bush areas have been cleared to make way for new residential areas. It also borders onto the Bald Hills Flats – a large flood plain on the western side of the suburb that is used for cattle grazing. The South Pine River flows through the flood plain and forms the western border of the suburb. The South Pine River converges with the North Pine River and the combined flow, Pine River, forms the northern border. Along the banks of Pine River within Bald Hills is a large environmental park called the Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve. The Pine River empties into Bramble Bay, between Redcliffe and Brighton.
The most prominent structure is the 198 metre-tall radio transmission tower located on the eastern side of the suburb. Bald Hills is the home of the Bald Hills-Lawnton Lions Cricket Club. It is also home to the breeding and training centre for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland.
There are two schools in the suburb. Bald Hills State School is a state primary school that was formed in 1866 and is the fourth oldest primary school in Queensland. The other school is St Paul's School, an Anglican co-educational private school from Prep to Year 12.
Bald Hill is about 20km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 49% of households in this area consist of couples with children, 31% are of couples without children and 17% are single parent households. Over 99% of the dwellings in this area are stand-alone houses. Bald Hills has farmland as well as residential areas and you’ll find timber and tin older-style homes and more modern brick and tile structures as well. The median house price in Bald Hills for the 2004 calendar year was $260,000.