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Born out of research

Founded by the pioneers of modern AI

Covariant began in a UC Berkeley lab with the world’s premiere researchers, whose work gave rise to modern AI. From our founding to today, we’re committed to applying cutting-edge research to building AI Robotic systems. Warehouse operations is just the beginning.

Research that's ahead of the curve

Covariant's deep bench of renowned research scientists develops breakthrough technologies that solve the toughest challenges in warehouse automation. With new and novel research applied to practical solutions, our work sets a new standard for the industry.

Spotlight: AI that knows what it doesn't know

Our researchers developed a way for our AI models to generate confidence levels when predicting 3D bounding boxes. The result: robots that perform with greater accuracy.

We pioneered Deep Reinforcement Learning in our academic research, continue to advance it here, and have fully commercialized it with the Covariant Brain. This gives AI the ability to make decisions as opposed to just understanding – fundamentally changing its impact on society.
Peter Chen, CEO and Co-Founder, Covariant
AI Luminary Investors
Jeff Dean

Google Senior Fellow and SVP of Google Research and Google Health

Fei-Fei Li

Sequoia Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University

Geoffrey Hinton

Emeritus Prof. Comp Sci, U.Toronto & Engineering Fellow, Google

Yann LeCun

VP and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook

Michael Jordan

Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, EECS, Berkeley

Daniela Rus

Director of the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

Silvio Savarese

Executive Vice President, Chief Scientist at Salesforce

Kurt Keutzer

Professor, EECS, Berkeley

Volodymyr Mnih

Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Anca Dragon

Associate Professor, EECS, Berkeley

Scott Shenker

Professor Emeritus, Professor in the Graduate School, EECS

Raquel Urtasun

Professor, University of Toronto; Founder & CEO, Waabi; Co-Founder, the Vector Institute for AI

Dawn Song

Professor, Computer Science, Berkeley

Trevor Darrell

Founding Co-Director, Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR), Berkeley Deep Drive (BDD), & BAIR Commons

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