Africa Museum welcomes Congolese robot

The newly-renovated Africa Museum in the Flemish Brabant municipality of Tervuren will reopen in early December. One of the new features at the museum will be a robot used by the Congolese police for traffic control duties in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. 

The Director of the museum Guido Gryseels was so enthusiastic when he first so the robot in action that he ordered one for the museum.

Mr Gryseels told VRT Radio 2 Flemish Brabant that "The robot was invented by a 32-year-old female engineer. It will give directions to visitors in the museum”.

“The robot will be displayed in a hall along with other exhibits that exemplify the creativity of Congolese women”.  

The photographs below show Mr Gryseels and the woman that designed the robot Therese Kirongoz.