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).
Willawong is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 17 km south of the CBD.
Willawong is an Aboriginal meaning ‘the junction of two creeks’.
Willawong is about 17 km from Brisbane’s CBD. There is only a small residential population in this area, and development has yet to take off here. 41% of the households in this area are made up of couples with children and a further 27% are single parent families. 89% of dwellings in Willawong are stand-alone houses and 6% are units. The area is flat and has a very rural feel. The existing housing has good potential for those interested in renovating.
There are plenty of dining options in the suburbs around Willawong, but not a lot in the local area. If you’re looking for a café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here. There are very few local shops in this area, but it’s only a short trip to Acacia Marketplace, Acacia Ridge Shopping Centre or Algester Court. If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here. Government offices, local libraries, churches, volunteer organisations, ward offices and more - if you're after contact information for government and community organisations, this is the place to start.