Covariant Launches from Stealth to Bring Universal AI to Robots

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According to a recent press release, “Covariant, a leading AI Robotics company, launched from stealth today to announce that its artificial intelligence has been deployed and is fully operational at customer facilities in the apparel, pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Founded in 2017, Covariant has spent the past two and a half years researching, developing, testing and deploying its AI. Based on research in deep imitation learning, deep reinforcement learning and meta-learning, the company has pioneered the Covariant Brain: universal AI for robots that can be applied to any use case or customer environment. Covariant robots learn general abilities such as robust 3D perception, physical affordances of objects, few-shot learning and real-time motion planning, which enables them to quickly learn to manipulate objects without being told what to do.”

The release continues, “Over the past year, Covariant graduated from its development and pilot phase into full production mode. Today, Covariant’s robotic stations are running consistently at facilities in North America and Europe, including at a warehouse operated by Obeta (, a German electrical supply wholesaler located outside Berlin. ‘Customer expectations for fast, affordable package delivery have never been higher,’ said Michael Pultke, Head of Logistics at Obeta. ‘To stay competitive, we need to modernize our operations and keep order processing and delivery running quickly and smoothly. The Covariant-powered robot is an integral part of our live operations, exceeding our performance requirements and adapting quickly to change. AI Robotics is a foundational part of our future strategy’.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

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