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).
COLETEK's team all has a background in narrow/weak/applied (not general/strong) artificial intelligence (AI). General AI or Strong AI is a long way away! We have built systems around a wide range of skills and technologies such as:
These technologies can be used for various applications such as:
Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It comprises 19 suburbs with a total of 30,662 dwellings, housing 86,637 people of the 311,518 people in the Australian Capital Territory (June 2001 Census). The district occupies 117 square kilometres to the east of the Murrumbidgee River.
Tuggeranong is in a valley of the Brindabella Ranges. Cave paintings and Aboriginal artifacts discovered in the area indicate that the Tuggeranong region has been occupied for over 21,000 years. The name is derived from an Aboriginal expression meaning "cold plains". Tuggeranong is colloquially known as "North Cooma".
In 1973, the third of the new towns planned for Canberra was inaugurated at Tuggeranong on 21 February. It was originally planned to house between 180 000 to 220 000 people. Planning for the new town had begun in 1969. The first families moved in to the suburb of Kambah in 1974.
The fifth Canberra fire station opened at Kambah in 1979 to service the new developing satellite city.
Urban development is consolidated around the artificial Lake Tuggeranong which was constructed in 1987. The Tuggeranong Town Centre is to the west of the lake. It includes a major shopping mall, known as the Tuggeranong Hyperdome (referring to the architectural use of semi-opaque domes in the roof) or by the newer name Centro Tuggeranong. Centro Tuggeranong is managed and part owned by Centro Property Group and is surrounded by government offices and a light industrial area. On the edge of the business district, overlooking the lake is Lake Tuggeranong College, a school catering to years 11 and 12 (16 - 18 years old).