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).
Everton Park a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is about eight kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. The area is mainly residential, with a population of about 8000.
South Pine Road, a major transport corridor, runs through the suburb, towards Brisbane. It is serviced by many Brisbane Transport bus services.
Nearby Mitchelton, contains Brookside Shopping Centre, the major retail centre of the area, however, several retail services are available along South Pine Road.
Everton Park is a Neighbourhood Watch area.
This north-western Brisbane suburb was opened up by a group of Lancashire dairy farmers in the 1850s. They brought the name of a Liverpool suburb with them in Everton - the Old English word for a bear farm.
Although no bears have been reported in these parts, they might have felt at home in the area which, although only about 10km from the heart of Brisbane, has retained its rural character for the first 100 years of settlement.
It took the post-World War II housing boom for suburbia to invade Everton Park. Today Everton Park is a largely residential suburb flanking Kedron Brook.
Separated from Brookside shopping centre by the creek, Teralba Park hosts a healthy frog habitat and its facilities include a children's playground, sporting amenities, cycling and walking tracks, a shelter and a BBQ-equipped picnic area.