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).
Yeerongpilly is a suburb of in Brisbane, Australia. It is 8km south of the Brisbane central business district.
Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.
Yeerongpilly is about 7km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 44% of households in the area are couples with children, 34% are couples without children and 16% are single parent households. Roughly 64% of the dwellings in this area are stand-alone houses, with units accounting for a further 23%. There are some beautifully restored traditional Queenslanders as well as modern townhouses and unit blocks. The area has plenty of parks and bikeways and easy access to the river. The median house price in Yeerongpilly for the 2004 calendar year was $516,500.
There are plenty of dining options in and around Yeerongpilly. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here. There are small local shops in this area and Annerley Shopping Centre on Annerley Road or Chardons Corner on Ipswich Road have all you’ll need to cover your weekly shopping run. 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.