A city in Congo has come up with a pretty novel solution to traffic congestion: massive, nightmarish robots.
Kinshasa, Congo's Capital, has installed two giant robotic contraptions to direct traffic in the place of police officers.
The robots are reminiscent of 'Marvin the Paranoid Android' from the original Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy series, but apparently are proving quite effective.
The Washington Post reports that the solar-powered robots are equipped with cameras, and are commanding the respect of local people.
"If a driver says that it is not going to respect the robot because it’s just a machine the robot is going to take that and there will be a ticket for him," said Isaie Therese, one of the engineers behind the idea.
Take a look at more pictures of the robot below.
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