posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 08:41 PM
With the ever increasing use of robots for millitary and industral applacations a Jokey still seems suprising, but it seems it is hapening.
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 1.5 miles, reaching speeds of
25 miles per hour in a non-competitive trial run.
By 2007, rulers of this energy-rich emirate say all camel racers will be mechanical.
Given the conditions that the jokey lives in, and how they are sometimes found, it is littley wonder that the Gov has turned to robots. All in all it
seems like this will be another interesting chapter in the history of humans on this plannet.