BCBusiness included Motion Metrics in a recent article applauding the technology companies pushing the boundaries of robotics in British Columbia. Published for more than 40 years, BCBusiness is a leading deliverer of provocative, comprehensive commentary on the trends and people shaping business in the province.
The article argues that although B.C.’s robotics industry shows great potential, companies need to devote more energy to bringing it to life. “I tell everybody I know, we produce half per capita the number of engineers that our peer provinces do,’ says Elizabeth Croft, a UBC professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems laboratory. “If you don’t produce engineers, you won’t have robotics companies. You need people in computing and AI, and I think people are waking up that investment.”
Companies like Motion Metrics that put time and money into attracting the nation’s best robotics and computing engineers are helping B.C. take its robotics industry to the next level. Croft points out that although B.C. has limited potential for manufacturing automation, other industries in the robotics space are promising. “There are amazing opportunities, and one of them is mining,” she says.
To learn more about the companies shaping B.C.’s robotics industry, read the full article.