ROYBI & Grove Street Publishing Team to Create Digital Children’s Books


ROYBI Inc., creator of the ROYBI robot, has partnered with New York-based Grove Street Publishing to develop interactive digital books, expanding the company’s patented voice AI technology to new platforms.

Grove Street Publishing will act as ROYBI’s worldwide distributor for stories about the Robot and its journey.

As part of the partnership, ROYBI will explore implementing its Automatic Speech Recognition Engine to the digital books through Edge AI (on-device recognition). The AI technology will allow access, read, and interact with their digital books on the go.

“We’re thrilled to establish such a great partnership. This collaboration is the beginning of extending our resources into different categories in an effort to extend our educational content, ROYBI characters, and technology into a wider audience globally,” said Mark Meding, Head of Business Development at ROYBI. “This also allows ROYBI to grow its reach from pre-k to K12.”

Grove Street Publishing is a children’s multimedia publishing platform that features hundreds of interactive books on its online platform, Grover.

“This partnership with ROYBI will transform storytelling and learning. The two sides coming together to form a positive learning experience,” said Kevin Phun, Managing Director of Grove Street Publishing. “It only seems natural that toys have a story.”