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Hydronalix Invents a Robot to Save Drowning Victims

EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard), is a portable robot designed to save life of drowning victims trapped in ocean, flood and beach.

Robotics implementation in disaster management can give a new and faster recovery process with less effort. Unmanned vehicles are capable of reaching anywhere in rough condition to find and locate the victim. Thus, saving life would be safer and faster. Estimated 1.7 Million case of drowning came into picture in 2013. Unintentional drowning is common near beaches or while boating.

Lifeguards are available on the  beaches, but on oceans and the flood situation emergency service requires time to reach. Hydronalix, a Maritime Robotic company builds up a portable robot, proficient of reaching drowning victims immediately. Called as ‘Emily’, a unmanned Robotic Lifeguard that is built to sail in rough waters, controlled by an operator.

It can be dropped through a helicopter or thrown into the water to get in touch with the drowning victim and ensure safety. Below is the design, a 5 foot long flag keeps the robot visible from a distance. Hull that strengthens with Kevlar keeps it durable and always floating. Emily can reach a speed of 22mph, powered by jet pump with no propeller to avoid any mishap, while rescuing.


Emily does not need any kind of prefect alignment or launch pad to enter in the water. The below video explains the efficiency of Emily on improper landing. It is not just a robot to rescue people. Few companies are also working on futuristic models to boost faster recovery in disaster. Point to be noted- Emily has participated in saving life of Syrian refugees.

Similarly, Zipline drone drlivery service is delivering medicines in Rwanda. It is used to manage delivering essentials and cover masses in scattered area. Due to its size and technology, these portable robots can reach faster than humans without adding any extra risk in the casualty. Another outstanding model that is under development is Google Atlas. It can replicate human movement , pick up an object, walk on rough surface and to do task similar like us. NASA is also working on RoboSimian, a robot that can tackle complex and challenging tasks.

When we talk about populated countries like India, robots in Disaster management can play a crucial role in saving life of millions. Whether its associated with delivering necessary medicines to remote areas, or locating people stuck in disaster.  Startups in India targets robotics in service sector more compared to bulding machines that can ease the rescue mission.

Implementation of robotics is going to bring a drastic change in the Disaster management sector. Robotics can save valuable time and its advance technology plays a vital role in keeping a close track on the casualty.


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