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Tackling the impossible, together

In 2017, Covariant's founding researchers set out to take their advancements from a lab to the real settings in need of AI Robotics.

Five years later, our growing Covariant team around the world continues to set a new standard for what’s possible in AI and the industries it’s applied to. We’re building robots with the ability to see, think, and act – and improving how the world works – every day.

Our journey

Covariant founded
Covariant raises $7M in seed funding

2017
In the beginning…

Pieter Abbeel, Peter Chen, Rocky Duan, and Tianhao Zhang team up to find ways to apply their cutting-edge AI research to solve real-world problems.

Covariant founded
Covariant raises $7M in seed funding
The Covariant Brain reaches human-level autonomy

2018
The building years

The team creates the Covariant Brain and the first AI Robotic solutions to automate pick-and-place processes at warehouses and fulfillment centers.

The Covariant Brain reaches human-level autonomy
Total funding increases to $27M
Covariant wins ABB AI Robotics competition
Covariant Robotic Goods-to-Person Picking released

2019
Proving AI Robotics in the real world

Leading warehouse integrators (ABB, KNAPP, Bastian) and customers worldwide select the Covariant Brain as their AI Robotics platform to automate robotic picking.

Total funding increases to $27M
Covariant wins ABB AI Robotics competition
Covariant Robotic Goods-to-Person Picking released
First pharmaceutical customer
First industrial goods customer
Total funding further increases to $67M
Covariant Robotic Putwall released

2020
Expanding offerings

Covariant continues to develop and deploy new solutions to address different pick-and-place use cases in warehouses.

First pharmaceutical customer
First industrial goods customer
Total funding further increases to $67M
Covariant Robotic Putwall released
First health & beauty customer
Covariant reaches $147M in total funding
Covariant Robotic Induction released
First apparel customer

2021
Rising market confidence and demand

Driven by the real-world performance of AI Robotics, customer confidence and demand increases for intelligent warehouse automation.

First health & beauty customer
Covariant reaches $147M in total funding
Covariant Robotic Induction released
First apparel customer
London office opened to serve European customers
Covariant Robotic Depalletization released
First home improvement customer
Covariant Robotic Kitting released
First grocery customer

2022
Scaling up

Covariant customers and partners continue to scale the number of robotic stations they have deployed for multiple use cases across multiple warehouses.

London office opened to serve European customers
Covariant Robotic Depalletization released
First home improvement customer
Covariant Robotic Kitting released
First grocery customer

2023
Who we are

Covariant was founded by the pioneering researchers of modern AI and is built by the best software and hardware engineers in the business. Our consultative go-to-market and solutions teams are supported by a mature global operations function dedicated to delivering next-generation solutions at scale.

Join us in shaping the future.

Backed by visionary investors