About us

We enable safe, sustainable, and intelligent mining.

Motion Metrics is a mining technology company that has used machine vision and artificial intelligence to address tough mining challenges since 2004.

“Today, Motion Metrics has offices around the world and solutions that leverage 3D imaging
and AI to make the whole mining process more efficient and safe.”

Shahram Tafazoli,
Founder and CEO, Motion Metrics

Vision

To inspire a new generation of safe, sustainable, and intelligent mining.

Mission

To create and deploy innovative products that combine machine vision and artificial intelligence to solve tough mining challenges.

Values

Trust, collaboration, innovation, and determination.

Your trusted partner in innovation

We’re an expert team of 100+ scientists, engineers, and business professionals headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Our market-leading solutions have been installed at more than 60 mines and are trusted by the world’s largest mining companies.

Canadian solutions built for the world

Motion Metrics designs, manufactures, and tests all products to military standards at our Vancouver headquarters and has offices on four continents to provide fast and localized support anywhere in the world.

With customers on six continents, Motion Metrics has trained our prediction models on a broad range of data to ensure that our smart solutions can handle any conceivable operating environment – from the Arctic Circle to the Atacama Desert.

Our People
Dr. Shahram Tafazoli
Founder and CEO

Shahram founded Motion Metrics after completing his PhD thesis in Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his bachelor and master’s degrees (with honors) from Sharif University of Technology. He is an avid inventor holding numerous patents, an adjunct professor with the UBC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), an angel investor in many promising Canadian and international technology start-ups, and an associate member of the Creative Destruction Lab. Shahram chairs several boards of the directors and sits on advisory board of several technology companies. Shahram believes in lifelong learning.

Dr. Ajay Agrawal
Senior Advisor on Business Strategy and Artificial Intelligence

Ajay Agrawal is a professor at the University of Toronto, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Advisory Board Member for Carnegie Mellon University’s Block Center for Technology and Society. He conducts research on the economics of science and innovation and co-authored the best-selling book “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence” (Harvard Business School Press, 2018) and co-edited “The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda” (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Professor Agrawal is founder of the Creative Destruction Lab and cofounder of NEXT Canada. The Globe and Mail listed Professor Agrawal as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business.

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