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).
Durack is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 14 km south-west of the CBD. Durack is named after Michael Durack, one of the original landholders of the area.
The suburb has undergone considerable land development for residential housing. Other community facilities include the Hock Davis Park, the Kev Hooper Memorial Park, and a cycle way.
Inala has a considerable number of educational facilities including the Inala West Primary school, the Inala Primary School, Serviceton Primary, the Bremer Institute of TAFE and St Marks Catholic Primary.
The main shopping and commercial facility available to residents of Durack is also located in Inala at the Inala Plaza and Civic Centre.
According to the 2001 Census there were 5,643 people living in the suburb with a median age of 36. The median individual income was between $200 and $299 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 66% were either fully owned or being purchased; 21% were being rented.
Over 63% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, and 29% are couples without children. Stand alone houses account for over 96% of dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for a further 2%. Durack is only lightly populated and there have been considerable areas developed recently for housing. There are small farms around here and the area tends to attract migrants and first home buyers. The median house price in Durack for the 2004 calendar year was $248,250.