If you’re planning on traveling to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, you’re in for a treat…if you like humanoid robots, that is.
“Standing eight feet tall, the robot traffic wardens are on duty 24 hours a day, their towering — even scarecrow-like — mass visible from afar. They are powered by solar panels and are equipped with rotating chests and surveillance cameras that record the flow of vehicles.”
Mixing the concept of a traffic light with the concept of a…well, human being, the anthropomorphic machines can raise, lower, and bend their arms in order to better direct traffic during the busy rush hour. They’re built of stainless steel and aluminum, in order to withstand the many stresses of weather. And most importantly, they’re gosh-darned adorable.
So, what do you think? Are you hoping to see robot traffic cops in Washington, DC and New York City next? How about full-fledged robotic police officers? Sound off below…
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