The aluminium midrif of one of the humanoid traffic robots made at the Women's Tech workshop in Kinshasa. The eyes consist of small cameras and the head is made out of bonded plates of aluminium.
Women's Tech, a small enterprise started by Therese Kirongozi, a local entrepreneur, manufactures humanoid traffic robots that 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.