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).
Hendra is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It lies roughly six kilometres north-east of Brisbane central business district.
In the 2001 census, over 43% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, 39% are couples without children and 15% are single parent families. Stand alone houses account for 90% of all dwellings in this area, and units/apartments account for a further 5%. Queenslander style architecture, wide streets and well established gardens mean Hendra is regarded by locals as a pleasant and relaxing suburb to live in. The median house price in Hendra for the 2004 calendar year was AU$495,000. The median unit/apartment price for the same period was AU$407,900. According to the 2001 census there were 3,480 people living in the suburb with a median age of 39. The median individual income was between $400 and $499 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 73% were either fully owned or being purchased; 22% were being rented.
Hendra plays host to the Doomben Racecourse, parks, bike and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.
Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the C.B.D. easy for Hendra residents.
Brisbane’s domestic and international airports are just as easily accessible by car or the new AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.