Are we on the brink of a new era of technology? At least the giant traffic robot with macho robotic voice and steel arms situated in capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo hints so.
The design was introduced by a local cooperative which believes that these robots may be a permanent solution to the traffic chaos in the busy cities across the world. The initial model measuring 2.5 metres was installed last june at the busy intersection in Lumumba Boulevard in the central Limete district. However, the traffic robot was upgraded to a more sophisticated version in October, and deployed to control the traffic flow at a junction in front of the parliament of Congo.
The upgraded version of the robot consisted of a solar panel stand providing energy to the torso of the traffic robot, a green light on the breast plate of the machine which turns red when the robot raises its arms to signal the traffic to stop.
The first hand feedback of the project was positive from the public and the official side. With similar smart energy efficient projects from all over the world we may find an #EnergySecure