About Motive

Lee Magnusson

Prior to founding Motive, Lee was Chief Roboticist at Meka Robotics until it’s acquisition by Google. He has worked in fields ranging from renewable energy to materials to robotics. Lee holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he patented a leading robotic ankle prosthetic.

Andy Metzger

Andy was the first employee of Meka Robotics where he was design lead for several systems including a 2 leg bipedal robot, 5-DoF anthropomorphic hand, tactile sensor skin, and an omnidirectional mobile robotic platform. Andy holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley with a focus on mechanical design.

Doug Johnston

Doug brings software and leadership experience, having most recently founded Prism Skylabs where he led the company’s computer vision research and development. Prior to that, he was a researcher at NASA/JPL. Doug holds a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford where he worked on autonomous cars for the DARPA Urban Challenge.