AE Machines, LLC is a Champaign-Urbana, IL based company designing tools to make automation design and implementation accessible to a broader group of people and businesses. We are located in the EnterpriseWorks Incubator in Resarch Park at the University of Illinois.

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Our Team
Eric Minnick

Co-founder / CEO
Eric worked as a software developer for eVestment, a web-based data analytics company, where he specialized in algorithm and database design for all facets of the platform. Additionally, Eric spent time at Edison Partners as an associate on the Financial Technology team focusing on deal sourcing and investment due diligence. Eric has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Amy LaViers, PhD

Co-founder / CTO
Amy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department with a research focus in supervisory control for sequencing and modulating robotic motion primitives. Amy has her PhD and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
Craig Milling, PhD

Development Engineer
Craig worked in a variety of roles at Protasis Corp. providing hardware and software add-ons to high resolution magnetic resonance spectrometry (MRS) equipment, including web-based sample submission and management. Craig received a PhD and MS in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Hunter Guy

UX Engineer
Hunter is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a BFA in Industrial Design. She has previous experience working at makerspaces, such as Blue 1647 Technology Innovation Center, where she specialized in product development. Additionally, Hunter has contracted as a freelance Publications Designer, as well as an User Experience Designer for larger organizations, such as The City of Champaign, and Youth for Christ Champaign.