Designed with a sonar-equipped remote-control, the new robot designed for emergency rescue is dubbed EMILY, an abbreaviation of EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard) for replacing human lifeguards.
The EMILY robot designed with electric impeller to speed up to the location as fast as 28mph, and EMILY could go as far as 80 miles on a single charge.
The EMILY LifeGuard robot is using sonar technology and equipped with a camera and speaker to detect underwater movements of swimmers in panics condition and it will let the coast guard or the onshore lifeguards to speak to calm down the person and guide him with instruction on how to reach get back to the beach safely.
The new EMILYs are now being used in Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, hence, they were planned for watching over 25 more beaches by December this year. The autonomous version will start selling by spring