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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.