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).
Bardon is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 6km west of the Brisbane CBD. Bardon is a leafy suburb, much of which nestles into the foothills of Mount Coot-tha.
The suburb is named after Bardon House, built in 1863 by Joshua Jeays and named for Bardon Hill in his native Leicestershire, England. The house now forms part of the campus of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, The Drive, Bardon.
Bardon, like most inner-city suburbs is characterised by timber homes, both "Queenslander" style and post war. The suburb was overlooked during the renovating trend of the 90s, so still has plenty of original homes on large blocks, and few unit blocks. This has enabled Bardon to maintain a fairly peaceful feel to the area, with many young families living in the area.
Adjoining Bardon is Government House, Queensland, the official residence of the Governor of Queensland.
The suburb is home to the Wests Juniors Leagues Club (a rugby league club) and Brisbane Irish Rugby Football Club. Both club's facilities are located in Purtell Park where home matches are played. Club facilities undergoing refurbishment mid 2007.
Bowman Park in Bardon is home to the Bardon Latrobe Junior Soccer Club and a cricket club. The park has recreational facilities including barbecues and two children's playgrounds.
Bowman Park borders the very popular C&K Bardon Kindy.
Other local schools include Bardon State School on Simpsons Rd, Rainworth Primary School on Boundary Rd and Ithaca Creek Primary on Lugg St.
Outlook Deli on Outlook Crescent is a family run cafe and very popular with locals for its casual atmosphere and great food.
Mt Cootha botannical gardens on Sir Samual Griffith Drive; Mt Cootha look-out for the best view of Brisbane, a must-see for all visitors.