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).
Camp Mountain is a rural locality northwest of Brisbane, Australia, near Samford. It is 20 km north-west of the Brisbane central business district. Parts of it are within the Brisbane Forest Park and a lookout and recreation area is accessible off Mount Nebo Road.
Until 1955 the train line to Dayboro traversed the area and in 1947 was the location of Queensland's worst railway accident.
The Camp Mountain train disaster occurred at approximately 9:48am on May 5, 1947 when a crowded picnic train derailed on a sharp left-hand curve between Ferny Grove and Camp Mountain stations on the now-closed Dayboro line, approximately 20km northwest of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 16 people were killed, including both the driver and fireman. 38 were injured. This is still the largest loss of life in a rail accident on the Queensland Rail system.
A subsequent Court of Enquiry found that the driver, H.C. Hind, had been rostered to drive a train on a line he had little knowledge of. The driver, who died later in hospital, admitted to others while he was trapped in the wreckage of the locomotive that he did not know the line, but that the fireman had.
The Dayboro line was closed beyond Ferny Grove in 1955 and the right-of-way in the vicinity of the accident site was converted into a rural road, McLean Road South. The accident site is commemorated with a stone cairn on the side of the road.