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).
Located approximately 9km northwest of Brisbane’s CBD Keperra is surrounded by Upper Kedron, Mitchelton, Oxford Park, Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, The Gap and the Enoggera Military Camp.
Despite new developments Keperra remains a leafy suburb characterised by tall gum trees and relatively large backyards. Older housing in Keperra consists mostly of chamferboard homes while the new Kings Grove Estate, built on the old Keperra Drive-In site, gives buyers the option of low and high set brick homes.
Buyers coming into the area benefit from the suburb’s local parks and amenities, as well as good public transport services. Keperra has two rail stations (Keperra and Grovely) within its suburb boundaries. These are complemented by regular bus services in and around the surrounding suburbs and connections to larger bus terminals such as Brookside.
Residents choosing to drive to work will find that Samford Road through Mitchelton and Enoggera and Waterworks Road through The Gap provide a good run, with a daily commute estimated at about 30 minutes.
Prior to the recent construction of a new shopping village on Settlement Road, Kmart Plaza on Dawson Parade was the closest supermarket shopping centre for Keperra residents. Brookside Shopping Centre, a quick 5-10 minute drive away, also offers residents a choice of supermarkets, Myers, Target and smaller retail chains.
The Keperra Golf Course, McKell Oval and adjoining rugby league club, local parks, walk and bikeways provide a range of outdoor activities for residents. Local parks offer residents barbeque and picnic spots, basketball half courts, and local groups of the Scouts and Girl Guides associations.