News: Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

There is little design artifice to this device. This EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving LanYard is a $3500 robot-lifeguard purchased for Malibu lifeguards. Remote-controlled and capable of 28 mph, product testing confirms that EMILY just might be smarter than David Hasselhoff and more buoyant than Pamela Anderson. 

Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

Popsci lays out how it works:

Step 1 Ready for action

EMILY patrols solo or is thrown into the sea from the beach, a helicopter or a ship.

Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

Step 2 Search and rescue

EMILY's sonar finds a distressed swimmer, and it jets toward him at 28 mph.

Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

Step 3 Mission accomplished

A swimmer holds onto EMILY as it gently brings him to shore or waits for a lifeguard. The robot can travel up to 80 miles on a single battery charge.

Hello Emily. Goodbye Pamela Anderson.

Product specs:

  • Tethered Buoy Sleep Mode, 100+ hours
  • Battery Storage – 577 watt/hours
  • 5 mph Patrol – 518 minutes
  • Speed – programmable for max of 40 mph
  • 35 minute duration at 40 mph max speed
  • Weight – 25 pounds
  • Craft Dimensions – 54" Length, 16" Width, 8" Height 
  • Payload Capacity – additional up to 15 pounds 
  • 80 pound buoyancy

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This would be one hell of a boogie board!

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