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:
Woody Point is the south-eastern suburb of the Redcliffe peninsula in Queensland, Australia. It was formerly a banana plantation.
Perched on the southern tip of Brisbaneâ€™s Redcliffe Peninsula, on the shores of Bramble Bay, Woody Point developed in the shadow of a significant slice of Queensland history.
In 1799, Matthew Flinders landed on the peninsula, took one look at the colour of the cliffs, and saddled the location with a name that endures to this day.
Twenty-five years on, the peninsula was selected as the site of Queenslandâ€™s first penal colony, despite reservations about relocating prisoners to such a beautiful spot. But, within a year the prisoners were moved to a location on the Brisbane River to escape the menace posed by local Aborigines and mosquitoes.
Today Redcliffe's beaches are a favourite Brisbane aquatic playground where city folk and their visitors can swim, sail, fish or lie back and watch the dolphins and, in season, humpback whales cavort in Moreton Bay. Visitors with time and energy on their side can enjoy the scenic sights of Redcliffe and the bay from the vantage point of the 20km cycle track which skirts the coastline.