With a harsher spotlight being shone on traffic violations across the city these days, an automatic rise in consciousness about complying with traffic rules has also been a natural by-product. Amidst this increased attention of the traffic police towards enforcing norms on city roads — especially their recently launched mandatory helmet drive — the same department is now also taking to a rather futuristic method to maintain traffic flow and spread awareness about the task at hand.
Now, the authorities will soon be introducing a robot named ‘Roadeo’ to trundle around city roads, functioning as a quasi-traffic policeman and cautioning commuters about traffic rules and offences.
The robot consists of 16-inch LED display, which will show a ticker of traffic rules and other important messages — such as ‘Wear a helmet’, ‘Do not jump the signal’ and other rules. Roadeo’s hands have been engineered to move and show stop signs to vehicles. Besides this, the robot is equipped with a siren, skid-steering wheels and obstacle-detection sensors.