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An 8 foot tall humanoid traffic robot equipped with a rotating chest and video cameras controls and monitors traffic on a busy road in Kinshasa. <br />
Built by Women's Tech, a small enterprise started by Therese Kirongozi, a local entrepreneur, the humanoid traffic robots are intended to blend the functions of traffic lights with human traffic police officers to control and monitor traffic flow. They are solar powered, equipped with green and red lights and can play pre-recorded messages to pedestrians to let them know when it's safe to cross the street. They also have in-built video cameras which convey footage back to a central office where it is evaluated and used to enhance traffic flow in the city and to prosecute traffic offences.