iCandy: Remote Control

Gadgets that reach where we can’t go, help the imperiled, and spot problems both physical and cognitive

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Photo: Steward Cook/Barcroft Media/Landov
The orange object patrolling the surf is E.M.I.L.Y. the lifeguard robot. The floating cylinder, which can speed through the water at up to 40 kilometers per hour to reach drowning swimmers and can tug as many as four people to shore, is operated by remote control.
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