Snoop Bloggy Blogg: Robojockies



Pictured: NOT a robojockey. This ain't it.

The New Normal

If you hear the term “robojockey” what’s the first thing you think of?

Steel underwear? Automated radio stations?

What about SPORTS?

Over in the United Arab Emirates, one of their biggest, most hyped up sports, believe it or not, is camel racing. And if you think that’s weird, it’s not any weirder than making horses, dogs, and marbles race so whatever. But they’re evolving to the newest level of sport technology! Instead of having people on the camels who could, y'know, fall off, break their necks, and have their lives irreparably damaged from a freak camel accident, they’re now using ROBOTS.

I'm not a betting man but my money's on this Dudebot?

Welcome to the 31st Century

From a distance, these robojockeys look like humans. Or jawas. They're placed on the backs of the camels, equipped with a walkie talkie so the contestant can still give commands to the camel. But now they get to sit in the shade for a while.

Whaddaya think about that? I would love to see camel races come out here even though Western Canada probably doesn’t have very many camels. However what do you think about this crossing to other sports? What if soccer had robo goalies? I'm in. Give me Francis N'Gannou vs. a 260 pound robofighter in the octagon any day of the week and I'll shell out money for it.

I'm just excited to see what the future has in store.

Whoever said boxing is a dead sport can eat their heart out.

As Always,

Have a great day and try not to break anything,