A video featuring a robot managing traffic on a busy road in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, has taken the internet by storm. The video, shared online by user @XBrianDennis, has gone viral, showcasing the robot’s seamless interaction with passing vehicles and the astonishment of onlookers.
The robot, perched on a police post, confidently gestures to vehicles, mimicking the actions of a human traffic officer. What amazed witnesses was the immediate and obedient response from passing motorists, who followed the robot’s directives diligently.
The video swiftly ignited discussions on social media, with some playfully referring to the robot as “Optimus Prime.” Others noted its resemblance to a sophisticated costume worn by a human.
@XBrianDennis, who shared the video, provided his own commentary, stating, “Since Abuja people won’t obey traffic lights and traffic officers, VIO has brought a robot to control traffic.” This innovative approach to traffic management has generated interest and curiosity, highlighting the potential for technology to address complex urban challenges.