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).
Holland Park is a suburb of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, that is situated approximately 8 km south of the Brisbane central business district. Holland Park is an older suburb made of largely post-World War II wooden homes. In fact over 89% of dwellings are houses.
The name Holland Park comes from Julius Holland, who held 150 acres (60.8 hectares) between Abbotsleigh Road, Logan Road, and Arnold Street. In 1967, Holland Park and Holland Park West were separated. Originally, they were to be divided into Holland Park East and Holland Park. However, residents and members of the Holland Park Progress Association pointed out that the area east of Logan Road had been settled first.
Holland Park straddles Logan Road and this spurred its development. The Tramway Company took over the Mount Pleasant (Logan Road) horse-drawn tram in 1885 and electrified it in 1897. Trams came to Coorparoo in 1915 and the service was extended to Holland Park in 1927.
Logan Road, one of Brisbane's first major roads, bisects this slightly hilly suburb. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council operated along Logan Road until 13 April 1969.
There are a number of schools and parks in the suburb and a retail zone with shops and a public bar.
Surrounding suburbs include Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Carina Heights, Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park West.