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).
Browns Plains is generally used as a name for it and the surrounding suburbs of Hillcrest, Greenbank, Park Ridge, Regents Park and Heritage Park. Browns Plains has been identified in the South East Queensland Regional Plan as an outer city regional centre. Browns Plains is generally perceived as a middle class suburb of Logan although crime has seen an increase with the population increase. It is a centre for western Logan with a large shopping district including Grand Plaza and a small industrial sector.
The Browns Plains Business Area consists of a Light Industrial/Service Centre (on the Western side of the Mt Lindsay Highway) and a major retail precinct. The Browns Plains business precinct straddles the Mt Lindesay Highway, and is easily accessible from the Logan Motorway. For some businesses the highway road frontage provides them with optimal exposure to highway traffic.
The area is a major sub-regional centre that has experienced rapid growth over recent years. Land developments in the precinct have resulted in opportunities for new businesses to establish in or relocate to the area.
The area offers entertainment, leisure & dining:
* The Greenbank RSL - Queensland's largest club with a membership of in excess of 70,000,
* Movies theatres
* Bowling & indoor sporting facilities
The areas key strengths include:
* Access to major arterial roads to the North, South & West.
* Diversity of businesses
* Good local amenities including sporting facilities, public library & public transport
* Affordable land
The area has a strong business support network. The 4118 club meet at the Greenbank RSL for their regular networking lunch on the third Tuesday of the month.
For assistance in locating suitable business space or land contact Logan Office of Economic Development.