AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, MOBILE ROBOTS, SENSORS, CONTROL, and SOFTWARE!
We are a long-standing proud Australian born and bread, owned and operated family firm of high-tech specialists that has been tightly coupled to autonomous systems and mobile robotics research and industry since the 1990s in Australia and overseas since the 2000s. We provide a broad range of services in hardware and software such as prototyping, product design, product development, custom electronics, software development, mechatronics, robotics, computer vision, AI, embedded systems, firmware programming, 3D CAD, 3D animation, penetration testing and even sophisticated active deterred based surveillance supply and install capable of sensing and tracking a moving target without clear vision. We are service providers for Advance Queensland, Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
We are feedback driven - working prototype and functional prototype experts and focused on reducing the product unit cost (marginal costs). We believe products and solutions evolve best through end user testing and field testing. We enjoy working on both straight forward and complex projects. We have developed a wide range of proof of concepts (PoC) for testing ideas and concepts, or evaluating market demand.
We have a strong background in wireless technology, sensors, motors, power management, IoT, IIoT, Linux, algorithms, programming, autonomous systems, mobile robotics, computer vision, mechanical design, industrial automation, control theory, navigation, guidance, mapping, computer security and IT. We use all operating systems and wrote in that many programming languages, its all the same to us. Similar for CAD tools - both EDA / ECAD and MDA / MCAD.
Our engineers, developers, designers, programmers and coding experts have always had personal hardware workshops (aka "innovation hub" or "innovation lab") since childhood - we love innovation, creativity and making stuff - particularly electro-mechanical and/or robotics based projects. All this enables us to review your problems and objectives from many different angles, which provides the most efficient and effective solution.
From our experience hardware solutions and products evolve through both end user testing and innovation in a workshop. A good range of hand tools, power tools, welding equipment and machining equipment is critical. We even have a sewing machine for wearable technology!
We prototype a lot of our mechanical designs via 3D printing and CNC, however it's limited, and in some cases costly and inefficient for one-off proof of concepts for testing ideas - it these cases we might manually fabricate parts. For most machine-made multi-part prototypes, you might need to manually file, grind, drill, cut, weld or glue to make them fit - these minor tweaks can then be noted for the next design revision.
Initially - designs are typically optimised for prototyping. When ready for production. Designs are optimised for production - aka design for manufacture (DFM).
A significant part of hardware development, is software development! The bulk of the hardware designs, and software to make all the hardware come to life in the real world - are done under Linux on various different types of cyberdecks. The bulk of them is fitted with split keyboards and vertical mouses. We also have a zero-gravity based cyberdeck. All in the interest of ergonomics ideal for health, long-term work, and increased efficiency.