Posted by: Dr. Y. | May 2, 2014

The African Version of RoboCop

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo

I would like to introduce you to the African version of Robocop, or rather the Congolese version of Robocop.  This is a traffic cop invented by two women engineers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of them is Thérèse Inza.  This cop regulates the traffic, and even gives tickets to the cab drivers, and those who do not want to follow the code of the road. The robot is 100% Congolese, and financed by the Women Technology association, the association of Congolese women engineers.  Its name is “Robot Roulage” in reference to the name given to traffic cops (policier roulage); it is 2.5 m tall, and is fully autonomous, functioning with solar energy.  It was first installed at the Boulevard Lumumba in Kinshasa.  I just loved its Congolese accent… it was just music to my ears.  Enjoy the Congolese RoboCop!


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