Do the Robot on a Camel
July 20, 2005 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Robot Camel Jockeys!
story here.
posted by Edible Energy (10 comments total)
Story Here!
(although the thread link is dead)
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:22 AM on July 20, 2005

I find it funny that the robots are wearing helmets and visors...
posted by o2b at 8:38 AM on July 20, 2005

posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:42 AM on July 20, 2005

Real robots have guns (now that would make for an interesting camel race).
posted by DrDoberman at 8:49 AM on July 20, 2005

Actually, the background story about just why they now have to resort to using robots is pretty sad.

It comes about because children from Pakistan had been 'kidnapped' one way or another and forced to ride in UAE. Although things appear to be improving.

Strangely enough, the Houbara bustard is mostly to blame...

posted by peacay at 8:53 AM on July 20, 2005

These 2 sepiamutiny posts explain the story better.
posted by peacay at 9:16 AM on July 20, 2005

Now all we need is a robot that sews Nikes.
posted by dhartung at 3:48 PM on July 20, 2005

What's really fascinating about this is the fact that the designers felt the need to give the robots a face. And not a whole face, but (as o2b noted) a chin affixed to a helmet and visor.

Truly bizarre.
posted by voltairemodern at 5:23 PM on July 20, 2005

In most countries, hunting houbara is illegal, but commonly done. Therefore, no regulations are put in place, since an illegal activity cannot be legally regulated.

What does this mean?
That you can't put up regulations for illegal activity?

maybe you have forgotten the Marijuana Stamp Act.
posted by Balisong at 10:25 PM on July 20, 2005

Won't someone please think of the poor robots?!?!
posted by Balisong at 10:30 PM on July 20, 2005

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