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We are a proven group of leaders, technologists and designers with a track record of building companies and delivering products and platforms throughout the world.
Chief Executive Officer

David Fuller

Chief Executive Officer

David is a technology leader with 25 years of global experience building teams and products democratizing robotics and automation and accelerating innovation at NI and KUKA AG.

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Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Washington

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff is an engineer with 25+ years of experience as a Distinguished Engineer at NI where he built and optimized cloud SaaS data and analytics systems and compilers.

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Head of Product

Nikhita Singh

Head of Product

Nikhita has 10 years of global experience designing, building and studying how people interact with robots, AI platforms and launching products at Palantir and MIT Media Lab.

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Head of Engineering

Geoff Budd

Head of Engineering

Geoff is a hands-on engineer with 10+ years of experience in robotics, applications and hardware interfaces, manufacturing and automation from X (Google) and the US Air Force.

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Chief Architect - Visualization

Jon Fournie

Chief Architect - Visualization

Jon is a computer engineer with 20+ years of experience building and leading teams to develop user-friendly software like LEGO Mindstorms at companies like NI and KUKA.

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Frontend Architect

James Long

Frontend Architect

James is a software engineer developing user experiences on various platforms for 15 years working at companies like KUKA, General Dynamics and Sysco.

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Chief of Staff

Betty Liu

Chief of Staff

Betty is a generalist focusing primarily on G&A and Marketing with 5 years of experience working in research labs at Duke University, Thermo Fisher and Cobalt Robotics.

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Cyber-physical UX Engineer

Lucas Cassiano

Cyber-physical UX Engineer

Lucas is an engineer and interaction designer with 5 years designing and building systems and user experiences for automated spaces at MIT Media Lab, Google and Vicarious AI.

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System Infrastructure Engineer

Aidan Jensen

System Infrastructure Engineer

Aidan is an engineer with 5+ years of experience in designing and implementing complex software architecture and supporting custom hardware integrations at Tektronix and Intel.

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Lab Automation Engineer

Ransom Mowris

Lab Automation Engineer

Ransom is an engineer with 5+ years of experience working in robotics and software development for lab automation at companies like iRobot, HighRes and Synthego.

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Software Architect

James Juhasz

Software Architect

James is an engineer with 20+ years of experience in everything from developing drivers to creating application architectures. Most recently, at KUKA and NI, he has been concentrating on UI design and development.

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Chief Architect - Mobility & Modeling

Dr. Slawomir Sander

Chief Architect - Mobility & Modeling

Slawomir is an engineer with 10+ years of experience developing localization, navigation and fleet management software for mobile robotic platforms at companies like KUKA and Robert Bosch.

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UX Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Gabrielle Halberg

UX Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Gabrielle is a Playground Global engineer supporting our UX team. Prior to helping Playground companies, Gabrielle worked on the Echo, Echo Look and other unreleased products at Amazon Lab126.

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Principal Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Daniel Yum

Principal Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Daniel is Playground Global's Principal Software Engineer supporting our backend team. Prior to Playground, he worked at Intel where he received the Intel Achievement Award for shipping the first x86 Android Phone.

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Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Julia Huang

Software Engineer @ Playground Global

Julia is a Playground Global engineer supporting our backend team. Prior to Playground, she received her BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT.

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Investor & General Partner @ Playground Global

Peter Barrett

Investor & General Partner @ Playground Global

Peter Barrett is an investor and general partner of Playground Global; formerly CTO at WebTV and CloudCar; inventor of the first widely used video codec and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer.

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ourAdvisors

Pieter Abbeel

Professor at UC Berkeley, Founder of covariant.ai and Gradescope

Martin Buehler

CTO of Wavemaker Labs and former Director of Robotics at Boston Dynamics

Rodney Brooks

Founder & CTO of Robust.AI, Founder & former CTO of Rethink Robotics and iRobot

Frank Dellaert

Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing

Sergey Levine

Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, Robotic Artificial intelligence and Learning Lab

Yvonne Linney

Bionano Genomic Board Member, former CEO at Transcriptic, former VP GM of Life Sciences at Agilent

David McLoughlin

VP of Automation at Adaptive, former VP Automation at Zymergen & Operations Director at Eli Lilly

Mike Sokolsky

Advisor to Bear Flag Robotics & Loft Orbital Solutions, former Co-Founder and CTO of Udacity