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HELPING BODIES LIVE BETTER, LONGER.

WE'RE A ROBOTICS COMPANY BUILDING INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL GREAT.

 

CHANGING THE WORLD

ONE BODY

AT A TIME

aescape - pronounced "escape" and inspired by aesthetics and Aesculaepius, the Greek god of healing and spas, is a robotics company building intelligent, highly personalized wellness experiences designed to help people have better relationships with their bodies.

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Founded by serial entrepreneurs and backed by a host of savvy investors, we live at the intersection of body science and computer science, and are hard at work creating the first generation of something we believe will meaningfully improve people's daily lives.

We'll share more when we're ready.

 
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WORK WITH US

"We're a small, incredibly strong team of technologists and scientists with deep experience in robotics, computer vision, machine learning, body sciences, and building successful companies. 

 

Join us for the opportunity to create something truly different that will challenge you every step of the way, and when completed, will help improve the lives of the people who experience it."

 

—  Eric Litman, CEO & Founder

NYC

Head of People & Culture

Reporting to the CEO, Aescape is seeking a culture-first, curious, empathetic and operationally savvy leader to develop and execute talent, people and culture strategies that align with Aescape’s innovative culture and growth trajectory.

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Computer Vision Engineer

 

Day to day, you'll get to help us define the fundamentals of software at the heart of our product, and will work with a stellar team along the way. You will be responsible for developing the perception pipelines needed to power our autonomous product. You will help us to improve our perception capabilities, from the tuning of our 3D perception sensors and the implementation of scene segmentation and understanding algorithms; to the design and implementation of the methods required to interpret the body state of our users based on the combination of remote sensing and palpation.

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Lead QA Engineer 

If this is the right role for you, you’ll help us build core software components that are at the heart of our product and will work with a stellar team along the way. You will be responsible for planning, leading, and developing our software quality practices, tools, and implementations.

NYC

Senior Electronic Engineer

In this role, you will collaborate with mechanical engineering, software, robotics, manufacturing and product teams; as well as external engineering and consulting teams through the development process. You will build in-house labs and test capability to test and validate all aspects of the product.

At aescape

We’re always looking for exceptional people to help drive our ambitious mission forward. If you’re excited about our mission and have a skillset for a role you don’t see here, we’d still love to hear from you.

MEET THE TEAM 

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Adam Nilsson

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

 

Adam is a mechanical engineer specializing in the design of mechanisms and is passionate about solving tough problems. In his previous roles, he has been in charge of designing robots and large-scale industrial products. He joined the aescape team to be part of the health and wellness robotics revolution.

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Alex Weiner

Senior Software Engineer

 

Alex is an electrical engineer specializing in embedded systems, computer vision, and robotics systems. At aescape he designs and implements software for robot motion planning in a dynamic and safety critical environment. This includes curated mission planning based on human input, motion path generation and simulation for high DoF systems, real-time adjustments, and system certification.

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Alexa Watkins

Executive Assistant

Alexa has a background in business administration, project management and operations. She has experience in various, international industries and has a proven track record supporting leaders to be the most productive with their time. She solves problems with ease not because she thinks out of the box, but rather because she’s unaware that there ever was one to begin with.

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Alyona Kuznetsova

Platform Engineer 1

Alyona is a software engineer experienced in web, infrastructure and data. In her previous role she built Python applications and development tools, and worked extensively with cloud and container technologies.

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Anchit Sood

Senior Robotics Software Engineer

Anchit is a robotics engineer specializing in path planning. In his previous role he was in the stone fabrication and automation industry, and that has given him a keen insight into process parameters for 3D contours.

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Andrew Chao

Head of Supply Chain

 

Andrew is an industrial engineer who enjoys finding solutions to solve supply chain issues for different products ranging from for the body, on the body, and in the body. He joined aescape to build the products that solves many people’s pain points.

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Dan Burns

Head of Elite Partnerships

 

Dan is a sales leader, with experience cultivating partnerships in technology, healthcare and athletics. Dan previous led global expansion at Bird Scooters and is now spearheading go-to-market strategy and execution at Aescape. As a fitness/wellness enthusiast he's eager to scale an organization who's mission is to help "bodies live better, longer"

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David Azaria

SVP Engineering

 

David is an engineering leader with over 15 years of experience building high-performing teams at startups in fields ranging from connected fitness to healthcare to fintech. He is proud to be working with the amazing team at aescape, to help launch products and scale the business.

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David Diehl 

Head of Lifestyle Partnerships

 

Dave is an experienced hospitality industry professional with a track record of creating successful guest-facing wellness programs for major global chains, boutique collections, and luxury hotel brands. He is passionate about democratizing wellness and collaborating on programs that elevate the guest experience and create positive outcomes for operators.

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Eric Litman

CEO

Eric's a deeply technical serial entrepreneur with a passion for fitness and solving big problems. He founded aescape to solve a personal pain point.

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Jon Herman

Robotics Engineer

Jon is a software engineer specializing in autonomous systems, computer vision, and robotics systems. At aescape he designs and implements software for motion planning, trajectory data management, and tools for testing new robotics control systems.

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Kathleen Lockhart

Head of Product

Kathleen's a biomedical engineer with a track record of launching new products and comes with a deep understanding of the FDA requirements. She's driving our product vision and development efforts and owns strategic partnerships for aescape.

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Marc Badger, PhD

Principal Research Engineer

Marc is a computer scientist and expert in machine perception and 3D reconstruction. His research background includes biomechanics and pose and shape estimation and he now leads research and development for perception and modeling at aescape.

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Matthew Austin

Director, Platform Engineering.

Matthew is an architect and expert in IoT and distributed systems. His previous role was in technology R&D at Accenture, where he designed and built cutting-edge connected devices, edge computing, and data platforms for clients in a variety of industries. At aescape he's leading the development of our backend platform.

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Nick Akiona

Head of Robotics Software

 

Nick is a robotics expert and software architect with experience across a wide range of industries. He previously led robotics innovation for Accenture and is now driving robotics development at aescape.

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Orla Curry

Program Manager

Orla has a strong background in project management with a focus in the biotech world and medical device development. She has led a variety of complex projects from concept through commercial launch into US and EU markets.

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Robert Hamel

Senior Platform Engineer

Robert is a software engineer with a specialty in full stack architecture design and implementation. Each day he does his best to stay up-to-date in the latest cloud native paradigms and technologies. Formerly of the enterprise architecture practice at Accenture, he is now helping to create aescape’s backend platform.

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Sandino Morales, PhD

Senior Perception Engineer 

Sandino is a computer scientist, expert in image-based three-dimensional analysis and reconstruction, and object detection and tracking. He’s responsible for aescape’s vision system and sensor fusion.

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Sam Bowen 
Head of Hardware

Sam has built and led hardware teams that created iconic products from mobile devices, to wearables and connected fitness. He is helping Aescape build a high performance team that can solve complex problems and get products to market.

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Francisco Barbosa, PhD

Perception Engineer

 

Francisco is a computer scientist, with a focus in visual perception and optimization. He has worked in color constancy, people detection and re-identification, abnormal event detection, and vehicle classification.

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Haoran Zhao, PhD

Robotics Software engineer

 

Haoran is a robotics and controls scientist with a focus on theoretical development and hardware implementation. He has worked on robot control and motion/trajectory planning and is now working as an engineer on our robotics team.

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Jenny Campinell
Quality Engineer 

 

Jenny is a quality assurance professional who has been working in medical device quality and compliance since 2016. She’s passionate about product quality and customer safety, and helps make aescape’s products safe for the world.

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Cyrus Ahmadi

Technical Program Manager

 

Cyrus is a medical device/medical software engineer with a penchant for managing complex systems and supporting products from concept to launch. He has worked on a wide range of medical devices from ultrasonics to neurostimulation.

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Scott Butters

Applied Machine Learning Engineer

Scott is an engineer experienced in computer vision, machine learning and robotics. He's worked on systems as well as object and event detection systems for vision-enabled vehicles. At aescape, Scott works on enhancing the body modeling and scene understanding systems.

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Sofia Reynoso

Operations Manager

 

Sofia has been enhancing team happiness and human potential for Silicon Valley startups in Mexico since 2011, leading office operations, community outreach, and helped increase brand awareness in Mexico and the USA.

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Tamas Bates

Robotics Software Engineer

Tamas is a robotics engineer specializing in human-robot interaction and data visualization. Previous projects have included VR systems to teach robots new skills, AR visualization of safety-critical robot data, and design of physical interaction cues to facilitate communication of intentions between human and robot coworkers. His goal is to make working with robots as comfortable and intuitive as possible.

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Becca Valle 

VP of Marketing

 

Becca is an experienced global marketing leader driven by a passion for brand building, storytelling and innovation. Her focus lies in leading brand development for major companies looking to reach new audiences and scale their business. A wellness enthusiast and athlete, Becca is inspired by aescape’s vision to help bodies live better through transformative technology - and is excited to bring this vision to life in a way that humanizes the brand and drives product adoption + repeat usage.

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Taya Page

Product Management Lead

Taya has been leading consumer-facing product development for early and mid-stage startups for over a decade. A data and fitness nerd with a computer science and design background, she is excited to be working on the customer experience.

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Xiaoqian Mu, PhD 
 
Robotics Engineer

Xiaoqian worked on dexterous robotics manipulation in her graduate research with a focus on robot control, motion planning, and impact/contact modeling. She is now working as an engineer on our robotics team.

 

INVESTORS

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"I’VE INVESTED IN MORE THAN 400 EARLY STAGE COMPANIES, AND APPRECIATE WHEN I COME ACROSS A SOLID BUSINESS MODEL WITH A FANTASTIC ENTREPRENEUR LIKE ERIC DRIVING IT. I LOVE THE IDEA AND AM EXCITED TO BE INVOLVED."

FABRICE GRINDA / CO-FOUNDER / FJLABS

"AT HALF COURT VENTURES, WE BELIEVE ROBOTICS IS THE NEXT WAVE OF INNOVATION IN THE WELLNESS AND FITNESS SPACE, SO WE JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO PARTNER WITH AESCAPE AND THEIR VISION FOR THE FUTURE."

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ROB MAY / PARTNER / HALF COURT VENTURES

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"ERIC HAS PUT TOGETHER A GREAT TEAM AND A CLEAR VISION TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY. THE AMBITION REMINDS ME OF THE EARLY DAYS OF KIVA SYSTEMS."

PETER WURMAN / CO-FOUNDER / KIVA SYSTEMS (NOW AMAZON ROBOTICS)

We're supported by a stellar team of investors from a range of backgrounds in robotics, AI, SaaS, sports, hospitality, and beyond.

 
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aescape HQ

581 6th Ave

5th Floor

New York, NY 10011

aescape Mexico

Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico.

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