by brian lam
Sonar. Remote Controls. Floatation and handles. This robotic lifeguard’s name is EMILY.
But EMILY can reach a swimmer in need six times faster than a human lifeguard using a jet ski impeller to go 28mph.
Amazing. As long as the people are still conscious enough to be helped by a bot with no arms and legs. They’ll be tested at Malibu’s Zuma beach and 25 other spots by this December. And supposedly will be automated in the future.