Qatar to use robots as camel jockeys

GfG Notes: I saw this on the local news last night and figured GfGers would enjoy… you have got to find a video, it’s hilarious! – Giz

With the reins in one hand and a whip in the other, the purple-jerseyed rider prodded a camel around the track. But this jockey wasn’t the usual underfed boy. The jockey was a robot.

Under the watchful eyes of his Swiss developer and Qatari owners, the robot – dubbed Kamel – rode a racing camel for 2.7km, reaching speeds of 40.23kmph in a non-competitive trial run.

By 2007, rulers of this country say all camel racers will be mechanical.

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