Robot Camel Jockeys

31 Mar

Is calling a robot a camel jockey an insult? I'm not sure, but they some actually are camel jockeys.

Robotic jockeys are being trialled in Qatar for camel racing to counter the widespread use of young children trafficked from the Indian sub-continent.

"A race organised on Sunday saw for the first time the use of robot-jockeys, to the surprise of the crowd," said the president of the organising committee of camel races in Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Faisal al-Thani.

Thani, quoted in Doha newspapers, said the practice would be repeated and widened.

When robots start taking over for illegal child labor, the end is nigh.

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