: Monday July 18, 2005Location
: Al Wathba racing track, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesSubject
: Desert racing! Yeah Baby!
Why do I tell you this stuff?
Because 'robots' were used! I got this from NewScientist.com
& the article
literally says that since the use of child jockeys has been condemned by human rights activists, robots have now been developed; remote-controlled riders with mechanical legs for balancing or leaning and mechanical arms for pulling on their camel's reins.. intriquingly weird
if you ask me.. by the way, this reminds me of the Japanese, not that they're not allowed to use children for whatever cause, but in the near future they won't have any! And that is their reason for pumping shitloads of money into 'robotic reasearch'. By the year 2015 the Japanese government wants to 'put robots to use' in daily chores; helping the elderly finding their daily route to the toilet & stuff like that. No I'm not joking damnit! The Japanese love robots
Or check out some of the previous posts (brought to you by 'The Marketing Department':)
-> Robots help Japan care for its elderly
-> Toyota to employ robots
-> New robots walk like humans
-> Did you know the Honda Asimo robot could run?
-> Robots that can feel, reason and desire