Soon, a robot will help police in traffic management and assist pedestrians in Chennai roads. The Chennai Traffic Police, on Monday, inducted a road safety robot into its fold.
Named ROADEO, the robot will make the pedestrians, especially children, feel safe while crossing the roads.
It will also ease the work of traffic police, as these robots can be integrated with the traffic signals, as well as can be operated manually, through a Bluetooth app.
The robot has two hands to interact with the people and show traffic signs. It has highly expressive eyes to create a feel of a neighborhood helper and also a display to show important messages.
The robot has been developed by schoolchildren of a private robotics lab in Chennai. With this introduction, Chennai is the second city after Mumbai to deply robots in traffic management.