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).
Dinmore is a small residential suburb situated between Brisbane and Ipswitch in south-east Queensland. There are a number of major traffic corridors running through the suburb. Bisecting the suburb is Brisbane Road, the main Brisbane to Ipswich transport corridor.
The Warrego Highway forms the northern boundary of the suburb, while the Cunningham Highway runs through the southern section of the suburb. Existing industrial operations within 1-2 kilometres of residential homesinclude a hardboard factory, abattoir, and brickworks.
Development of a 300ha industrial park, the Bremer Business Park, on former open land to the west and north of Dinmore commenced in 2001. Over time the park is expected to attract a number of additional commercial and industrial businesses. Construction of the first new major facility to be established on the industrial park - a large aluminum extrusion plant - began in mid-2003.
Concerns regarding increased air pollutant emissions (particularly fine particles) and possible adverse health impacts associated with increased industrial activity have been raised bi Dinmore residents. The EPA was asked to undertake a study into airborne particle levels in Dinmore to assist in assessing the air quality impacts from adjacent industrial development.