Your View: The business of robotics

The robotics field in Canada is expanding, but is still growing slowly when compared to Japan and the United States.

According to the Robotic Industries Association, an industry trade group based in Ann Arbor, Mich., the robotics market saw 4,603 robots valued at about $274.5 million US sold to North American manufacturing firms over the first three months of 2007. But while Canadian schools are turning out graduates with the skills to bolster this industry, few of those sales are coming from the Canadian robotics industry.

What can be done to help a robotics industry develop in this country?

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