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:
Dayboro is a village in the Pine Rivers Shire in Queensland, Australia, approximately 36km (22mi) north-northwest of Brisbane City.
To the north of Dayboro lies the D'Aguilar Range and the mountain township of Mount Mee. Other nearby towns include Petrie and Samford. The land surrounding the town supports avocado and pineapple plantations, as well as dairy cattle. The scenic countryside is a spectacular destination for motoring enthusiasts, with hilly backroads through rolling paddocks and forestry.
There are several routes worth travelling, including Lees Crossing Road, which runs off the end of Laidlaw Street on the southern outskirt of the town. This route takes you along some narrow, winding (mostly bitumen) roads to reconnect with Mount Samson Road at Kobble Creek. A good route to take if you enjoy Grand Touring. If you have a 4X4 and a relevant permit, the Mt Mee State Forestry is also worth a look, with entrances from the foothills at the end of Mt Pleasant Road, or from Mt Mee Road.
While you are in Dayboro, it's worth stopping at one of the roadside stalls for some local produce, including strawberries, pineapples and watermelons to name a few. The Dayboro Rodeo and Dayboro Show usually occur between May and July every year, as well as 'Dayboro Day', celebrating the towns unique rural heritage so close to the Brisbane CBD.