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).
Located about 14km directly north of the Brisbane CBD Carseldine is a mixture of residential housing and various rural land holdings. As a result of the suburb’s rapid population growth, the area’s rural land is coming under increasing pressure from the outer urban sprawl and is quickly being converted to residential land.
The adjoining suburb of Aspley boasts retail services and facilities for Carseldine residents including the Hypermarket, a Home Base Centre and numerous restaurants and convenience stores. Slightly further away Strathpine also provides industrial services plus the recently expanded Westfield Shoppingtown Strathpine, which incorporates a cinema complex, games arcade and tenpin bowl.
Carseldine is well serviced by public transport with easy access to both bus and rail (Carseldine Station) services providing direct access into the heart of Brisbane. In addition, the main northern highway runs through the area, while access to the Gateway Motorway is about five minutes away providing a quick trip of about 15 minutes by car to both the international and domestic airports.
According to the 2001 Census there were 6,157 people living in the suburb with a median age of 43. The median individual income was between $300 and $399 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 75% were either fully owned or being purchased; 20% were being rented.