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    Camel Racing With Robots Is A Very Real Thing That Is Happening In Dubai

    Let the games begin.

    Camel racing is one of the oldest sports in the Middle East.

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    Up until 2002, children from India were used as jockeys.

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    Since a law was passed to outlaw the use of children, the camel owners have started using robots.

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    The robots are equipped with whips.

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    And are controlled by the owners...

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    From cars that they race next to the track.

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    The robots have both shock absorbers and GPS tracking systems.

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    Racing a thoroughbred camel can be very lucrative.

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    Some camels are valued at over $1 million USD.

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    That's a damn expensive camel.

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