EMILY – Patrolling Robot Saves Lives Six Times Faster Than A Lifeguard
Remember to always swim and surf near an open lifeguard station will no longer be a norm. You can test the ocean waters, swim farther without fear or hesitation for EMILY the robotic lifeguard would be there to bring you safely ashore. Four foot long remote control operated buoy uses a sonar device to scan underwater movements associated with swimmers in distress. Driving at speeds of 28 mph through even the roughest of the seas, EMILY even gets floatation device to the victims in distress.
The battery powered robot can travel up to 80 miles on a single battery charge. Interestingly, its’ also equipped with an onboard camera and speakers which lets the onshore lifeguard remain in contact with the person while EMILY ferries him back.