Robots to save lives on Dubai beaches

Robots to save lives on Dubai beaches

Dubai Municipality has launched robots to help save lives on public beaches in Dubai, a first such initiative in the Middle East, Gulf News reported.

The robot, which can reach a speed of 35kmph or approximately 12 times the speed of a human lifeguard, works by using remote control technology, said Dubai Municipality. The robot is about 125cm tall and can cover a distance of more than 130km.

The robots are designed to withstand the worst climatic conditions. They can be used in the event of high waves or heavy ocean currents that are difficult for the human lifeguard to conduct rescue operations. One robot is capable of saving four to five people at the same time, said Dubai Municipality.

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