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).
Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 5 km south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology because of its proximity to the universities and to the Brisbane city.
The name Taringa is made up of two Aboriginal words: tarau (stones) and nga (made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones". Taringa is also a home of student accommodation, Altitude at Taringa Apartments, built on the site of the old Taringa primary school called Taringa State School. The Taringa Scout Den is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate training facility and for Yoga. Taringa is the home of the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club. By Train, Taringa Station is part of the CityTrain network, on the Ipswich railway line providing travel to the Brisbane CBD and Ipswich. By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.
Taringa is located near both Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and Toowong Village shopping centres. Ada Street, Taringa, is home to a popular sports supplement shop, "Ada Street Discount Supplements". The Gailey Five-Ways is another popular convenience shopping location, which is home to takeaways and convenience stores.