Now enthusiasts of the sport are looking to technology to allow them to continue the tradition of camel racing. The latest development: robot jockeys. Last year, Swiss robotics firm K-Team built units that weigh just 57 pounds and cost around $5,500 each. So far, the robots have been used in Qatar, the U.A.E. and Oman with great success. According to an Associated Press report, Qatari racing official Sheik Abdullah bin Saud says that the goal of the robot project is to "improve the speed, the weight, the aerodynamics, to reach the ultimate goal of completely phasing out children used as jockeys."