Photos: Robot, giddyap!

Photos: Robot, giddyap!

Summary: This is no mechanical bull--in the Persian Gulf states, robots are bumping human jockeys out of the saddle.

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  • Robot meets camel

    Robot riders are taking their place in the saddle as Persian Gulf states take heat from human rights activists for the use of boy jockeys. The rider in red is a robot named Kamel from the Swiss company K-Team.

  • Robo-jockey close-up

    A dismounted robot after an April 2005 trial run in Qatar. The Associated Press reported that the mechanical jockey rode a camel for 1.5 miles at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

  • Robot's remote control

    By 2007, all camel racers in Qatar will be mechanical. This robot receives commands from a remote control up to a half-mile away that delivers four instructions: forward, backward, sideways and whip action, the AP reports.

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Topic: Emerging Tech

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