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).
Birkdale is a suburb south east of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is in the bordering shire of Redlands. It is also home to one of the Redlands waste transfer stations, which is provided to the residents of the shire free of charge. It encourages residents to recycle such items as green waste, cardboard etc and helps in the proper disposal of hazardous materials.
Birkdale was named in 1880 by local landowner William Thorne after his birthplace, Birkdale in England. In the 1920s, poultry was a major industry in Birkdale.
Major features of Birkdale are a railway station, a canal style housing development known as Aquatic Paradise, a significant shopping precinct located near Aquatic Paradise and a retirement village known as Wellington Manor.
Birkdale hugs the foreshore of the mainland shire between Thorneside and Wellington Point. It has one of the shire’s two canal estates, Aquatic Paradise, and offers a range of lifestyle choices to suit all tastes.
Schools, transport including bus and rail, and a great network of cycleways, foreshore parks and reserves make Birkdale a great place to live and work.
Birkdale Gardens and Birkdale Fair shopping centres offer a wide range of shopping choices and the larger business and shopping area of Capalaba is just a few minutes drive away.