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This site is the home page of Luke Cole (BE, BIT), a mechatronics and software engineer, that loves to play with robots, Linux, software, electronics, computer networks/security, penetration testing and web development. Luke Cole has worked with leading organisations such as Hemisphere GPS, NICTA, CSIRO, ANU and Seeing Machines. He is also a member of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Engineering Course Advisory Group. The founder of coleTEK, a professional technologies business. The primary developer of a NICTA project: The InsectBot robot. He was also a primary developer of DROS, a robotic software library. The new leading maintainer of PICPrg, a Linux PIC microprocessor programmer. The developer of websites such as Revbook, a social car sales website; LowZo the "Purchase Engine". And much much more....

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Personal Note From Luke Cole

If your in the robotics field, I don't blame you - robotics is the ultimate engineering task, however I would also say it is the ultimate scientific challenge! Robots, of various types exist within the world today and more organisations are joining the field each year. I remember when I was younger thinking a VCR was pretty cool, but a walking and talking VCR, now that's COOL. I guess that's why I find robotics so interesting, along with the fact it's the greatest type of technology around, since it involves electronics, mechanics, computing and the challenge of understanding the great unknowns of life.

Do you watch nature shows? Well I tell you, the more I understand the way the world works, the more I understand how to build robots. Like animals, robots need sensors to understand the world. So the more researches understand animals and the environment, the more researches learn how to develop robots. An interesting thought about this is: the more discovered from robotics research the more we understand animals, humans and the environment, which in a sense is life. The answer to understanding life is one of those golden questions like "Why are we here?, What is our purpose?", which humans have tried to answer since our existence, which makes robotics research so fascinating.

While trying to answer those golden questions, such as "Why are we here?", "Who are we?" and "How does this world work?", is extremely fascinating, I believe there is more to life then just trying to understanding it. I believe there is something to be said about the statement "Ignorance is bliss". A simple example is: as humans the more we learn how to make our life easier, it is usually at the cost of our planet. However, I bring this statement up because as individuals, some of us work ourselfs at the cost of our health and life experience. It is clear our health is most important in our life, so there should be a balance of work and pleasure in our life, if not more pleasure. Please understand the term 'pleasure' here does not mean sitting down doing nothing (e.g. watching tv). Instead it should be thought of as doing an activity that brings a smile to your face (e.g. traveling, swimming, fishing, etc). While some work can be a pleasure, excess of anything is bad, including pleasure. This is because an excess of anything develops into addiction, which is what makes an excess of anything bad. Currently scientists now believe the core addiction for humans is pleasure addiction, because (in simple terms) what we are addicted too gives us pleasure.

Getting to my point: ignoring our work and these golden questions during our lives, or at certain times, or to some level within our lives, can greatly benefit our health and life experience, and you never know that maybe the true and only way to understanding life.

- Embrace and Enjoy Life -
"There is no point knowing anything, if you have never experienced anything.
If you have never experienced anything, you have never lived.
If you have not lived, you know everything." THINK ABOUT IT

"Get Tha Net!" - Tha family is eating good tonight!

What a catch! Only had 6 live bait (a mate caught with the cast net), 3 rods (2 of them broken), no tackle, raining and windy as. After losing two of the live bait, and losing all the tackle from of the 2 rods (my mate almost drowned trying to get his tackle back - all his clothes and phone got very wet) - I caught the biggest flat head seen on the coast (63cm), with the last broken rod. Good day at the office!

 

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