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).
Deagon is about 16km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 37% of households in this area consist of couples with children, another 37% are of couples without children and 22% are single parent households. Stand-alone houses make up over 95% of the dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for another 2%. This area is very popular with younger families and the area has a lovely community-oriented feel to it. There are plenty of parks and sporting facilities nearby. The median house price in Deagon for the 2004 calendar year was $270,000.
There are plenty of great dining options in and around Deagon. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.
Check out Deagon Plaza on Braun Street for local shopping, or head across to Beaconsfield Terrace at Brighton – it’s only a short drive away.
If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here.
The Jagera and Turrbal groups occupied land in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas. The exact boundaries are not known, however, the Turrbal generally occupied the area north of the Brisbane River. Both groups had closely related languages which are classified as belonging to the larger Yaggera language group. In nearby Shorncliffe the Ningy-Ningy clan had displaced the Turrbal by the 1850s .
The area has a rich indigenous history. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be found; in a bora ring at Nudgee Waterhole, and in sites of special importance at Dinah Island and by Aboriginal camps on the banks of the Cabbage Tree Creek.