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Posted: 10 Feb 2014
This giant African traffic robot shall (a) reduce congestion and (b) rule us all
Inventor Isaie Therese has cooked up an eight-foot tall ‘traffic control robot' in an attempt to ease congestion in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A robot, it appears, that don't stand for no shizzle.
"The robot corresponds to international standards," says Therese. "If a driver says he is not going to respect the robot, because it is just a machine... there will be a ticket for him."
The robot is solar powered, and equipped with ‘camera eyes' to record any wrong-doing on the road. So it has an infinite energy source, knows what you're up to, and will ‘issue tickets' to offenders? Seriously, science, do you hate humanity?
Dead or alive, you're coming with me...