In line of implementing the wise directives of the UAE leadership and Dubai’s government to follow up with the latest technologies and innovations, Dubai Municipality has launched for the first time in the Middle East a Robot Lifeguards for marine salvage on public beaches. The announcement was stated in Dubai Municipality official pages on Facebook and Twitter last week.
Since it is only 11 kg weight, this robot lifeguard can float freely in the water and can easily reach a speed of 35 Kph, or approximately 12 times the speed of a human lifeguard. It is easily transportable from its base to the water’s edge, and is controlled from dry land by remote control. The 125 cm tall robot can travel a distance of more than 130Kms. carry up to 30 rescue operating without having to be recharged.
According to WAM website, Alya Al Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department at DM, said, “The move is also in response to Dubai government directives to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in this area as well as to ensure that all the necessary requirements and precautions are in place to enhance the rescue operations on the public beaches of Dubai.”