Today, on International Woman’s Day, we’re very proud to be able to bring you a woman’s story of engineering, technology, innovation and invention solving an everyday problem.
In Kinshasa, capital of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, traffic congestion is a serious problem. Apparently, few drivers bother to obey signs, lights, or even human traffic directors. It was a snarled free-for-all. Until the robots showed up.
The Congolese engineer Isaie Therese designed and built two 8-foot-tall, classic Robbie the Robot-style automatons to take over traffic-directing duties from their human forebears, and apparently, the plan is working.
“As a motorcyclist I’m very happy with the robot’s work,” one commuter told CCTV Africa. ”Because when the traffic police control the cars here there’s still a lot of traffic. But since the robot arrived, we see truly that the commuters are respectful.”
click through for a video report on her achievement
hey “radical folx”: let’s stop using fat people as a “metaphor” for capitalism, greed, wealth, the police, the rich, the powerful, etc etc etc
- Look closely at the role
- Find out everything you can about trans women
- Find out everything you can about transmisogyny
- Take a deep breath
- Shake out the tension
- Look at yourself in the mirror
- Punch yourself in the face as hard as you can
- Repeat Step 7 until you give the role to a trans woman or you die
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for ‘12 Years a Slave’ during the 86th Annual Academy Awards
YAY! Hampshire grad ftw!!!
Junya Watanabe - 2000 - Dune Magazine