TIME announced its annual list of the Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun. Roybi Robot from ROYBI INC checked all of those boxes, earning a prestigious place on the 2019 list of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019 in the Education category.
“It’s a surreal experience seeing little Roybi Robot on the cover of TIME,” said Founder and CEO, Elnaz Sarraf. “I am beyond thrilled and deeply humbled that ROYBI was recognized on the list for our educational robot. More importantly, I’m looking forward to the future, bringing high quality and accessible, personalized education to children everywhere.”
To assemble their list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world. TIME evaluated each contender based on key factors, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition, and effectiveness. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play, and think about what’s possible.
Roybi Robot is the world’s first smart toy robot designed to help children ages 3 through 7 learn multiple languages and STEM skills. Using machine learning, it gradually tailors its lessons and responses to a child’s unique learning style, even recognizing the child’s emotions and incorporating content he or she most enjoys. Children can hear a story, sing a song, or learn a language. Roybi Robot gives children personalized education in early childhood, a crucial time when they’re soaking up language like a sponge. With the immense potential that it holds, Roybi Robot will provide children with a strong foundation for success.
After the successful launch of its Indiegogo campaign, Roybi Robot caught the attention of popular media outlets such as Mashable, Cheddar, and Robotics Business Review. In addition, Roybi Robot was also recently named to the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list as one of the world’s most promising startups.