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).
Nudgee is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 13 km north of the CBD. Nudgee was part of the Toombul Shire Council until 1925 when it was absorbed by the Brisbane City Council.
Facilities such as hospitals, schools and shops are readily available to residents. Chermside offers residents access to two hospitals and a major shopping centre featuring all major retailers, restaurants and a cinema/entertainment complex. Residents also have easy access to Toombul Shoppingtown.
Leisure facilities in Nudgee include the Nudgee Golf Course and the local rugby league club as well as natural picnic spots at the Nudgee Waterhole Reserve and the Nudgee Recreation Reserve.
Neighbouring suburb Boondall also provides plenty of bike and walk ways, picnic and barbeque spots near lagoons and wetlands. Musical and stage shows are also easily accessible at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, also in Boondall.
Although there are no schools located within Nudgee’s suburb boundaries, schools in Boondall, Banyo, and Zillmere cater to both primary and secondary aged children.
Public transport is also very accessible with three train stations in the vicinity (Nudgee, Banyo and Bindha) and city express bus services running at regular intervals. The Gateway Motorway separates the Golf Course from the rest of the suburb and provides excellent access for residents wanting to visit either the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. The major road in the area - Sandgate Road - puts the commute to Brisbane City at around 20-25 minutes.
According to the 2001 Census there were 1,904 people living in the suburb with a median age of 37. The median individual income was between $300 and $399 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 81% were either fully owned or being purchased; 15% were being rented.