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).
We have a combined 50 years of extensive experience with Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV's). Including cars, tractors, quadbikes and other custom ground-based vehicles.
COLETEK's team all has a background in vehicle automation, which have built a wide range of skills and technologies such as:
These technologies can be used for various applications such as:
Boonah is a town of approximately 3000 persons and the administrative centre of the Boonah Shire Local Government Area in South East Queensland, Australia. The town is 84 km southwest of the state capital Brisbane. 'Boonah' is the local Aboriginal Australian word meaning 'bloodwood tree' (Corymbia gummifera).
Boonah is the hub of a large agricultural area, including cattle, cereal grains, carrots, potatoes and timber. Several National Parks are located nearby, including Main Range National Park, Moogerah Peaks National Park, Mount French National Park as well as Lake Moogerah, which is popular with tourists.
Mt. French national park is home to Frog Buttress, a natural basalt formation popular with rock climbers.
A link in the scenic loop which cuts a diverse trail through the cities, bush towns, pasture, mountains and rainforest of the stateâ€™s south-east corner, Boonah is the commercial centre for the prolific Fassifern Valley agricultural district.
Set in what colonial commandant and explorer Captain Patrick Logan described in 1827 as a 'beautiful vale', the charming little town straddles the main road between the Gold Coast and Warwick.
You can enjoy magnificent views of the valley from the Governor's Chair at Spicer's Gap at Clumber on the western reaches of the shire.