Robotic Lifeguard EMILY On Duty at Malibu Beach

Published by , April 24, 2016 9:01 pm

(Element14) EMILY is a robotic buoy meant to act as a lifeguard for the Malibu beach to help save conscious victims on the coast of this beach town. It is a robotic buoy that can ‘swim’ at 22 mph, even through riptides; meaning this robot is 15 times faster than a human lifeguard. This speed can help save lives as it allows the victim to rest while holding onto the buoy until lifeguards can reach and recover the victim.saving lives.
The robot’s name EMILY is for the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard. The name is based upon the inventor’s daughter’s friend who was tragically killed in a car accident. EMILY swims through the water via water jet propulsion with an inlet grate, like a water ski jet so that victims are not accidentally harmed by more dangerous methods of propulsion, like rudders or propellers.