EMILY: The Remote Controlled Lifeguard Robot

Technology is getting more and more creative by the day with this new device currently being used by a multiple communities. EMILY, which stands for Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, is a small watercraft containing a floatation device. EMILY can go up to 20 mph, which in some cases gets it to swimmers faster and safer than lifeguards. The device weighs 25 pounds and is a little over 4 feet long. It costs about $10,000 and is used to keep swimmers afloat and safe while lifeguards swim out to help.

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