Robot Lifeguard EMILY Patrols The Beach

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hello Realty Partners NM Broker License 16161

Robot Lifeguard EMILY patrols the beach is the latest positive buzz story on the news and in my text messages. For those of you who know I help people on land buy and sell Santa Fe real estate, it may seem odd that I am beyond thrilled to share my name with a robot lifeguard designed to save lives by working on the team with human lifeguards. EMILY was named on the top 50 inventions in 2010 by Time Magazine. If you want to see how EMILY can save someone from drowning, watch the Youtube video below.

By the way, EMILY in the robot world is close to an acronym for EMergency Integrated LifesavingLanYard. She is a robotic buoy capable of swimming at 24 mph even through riptides to rescue someone from drowning. This summer remember to practice safe swimming habits as EMILY may not yet be on patrol on a beach near you. My congratulations to entrepreneur and engineer Tony Mulligan for making his vision a reality and showing us another positive use of technology!

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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

William, EMILY hit the beach in 2010 and I understand there is an iphone app in development for this amazing life saving sonar technology.

May 23, 2012 11:50 AM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This is a really awesome invention. I saw this on my local news tonight.

You know my area of Colorado was once part of that big ocean that covered Sante Fe. My husband and daughter go out into the adobes and find shark's teeth. I live at the base of the Grand Mesa which is the world's largest flattop mountain. There are over 300 lakes up there. It was once a volcano that was at least twice as high as it is now. Top elevation is around 11,000 feet at this time. Thousands of years ago, it blew it's top. I believe this, because I have volcanic rock in my yard, and a lot of it. Cool stuff.

May 23, 2012 02:30 PM #5
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Emily, You are the lifesaver on land.  What a great name for a life saving robot. There are no limits ...if we can think it ... we can create it. 

May 23, 2012 03:34 PM #6
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Debbie, like you I love the landscape that was once the oven floor. I can always count on seeing a fossil sculpture left behind in a rock on my walks in the Pecos arroyos. Your story about yours is fascinating!
May 23, 2012 10:06 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Emily- I love this!!!!!   Let's hope we get more out to all our beaches and lakes. We have lifeguards on duty  on our beaches but this is an added level of safety an rescue. 

May 24, 2012 12:53 AM #8
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

That is unreal and incredibly cool! Technology is amazing - thank you for sharing!

May 24, 2012 01:13 AM #9
Larry & Jacque Ficek
Alaska Dream Makers - Wasilla, AK
Realtors - Wasilla Alaska

Emily this is a great invention! I can't believe someone didn't come up with it earlier.          

May 24, 2012 01:52 AM #10
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Emily-what a cool invention! I haven't seen any around our beaches yet but I am sure I will. Happy holiday!

May 26, 2012 10:04 PM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Emily, this is very cute, and whether this robot saves lives on water, you save buyers on land!  

May 26, 2012 11:33 PM #12
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Kathy, thank you for your feature of this post on your weekly favs this week!

Wayne and Jean Marie, technology can make a positive difference. It all depends on how we use it.

Larry and Jacque, EMILY the robot has been in the news on and off since 2010. In fact, it was named on of the best inventions of 2010. As we know the news media rarely focuses on "good" news!

Marco, EMILY may not be as visible given the economy and local budgets. However, it would be a great fund raising opportunity for the real estate community to focus on to make a difference. I believe the cost is under $25,000. Wow! Cost is $9950 per developer see Anthony Mulligan see comment #17.

Joan, thank you! I do my best to save sellers from drowning in this economy and buyers from missing opportunities on land!

May 27, 2012 12:01 AM #13
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Most defintely a suggest and a must needed robot. My daughter is a surfer and I am pleased to know that this emergency device was designed and implemented. Emily will be saving many lives and memorialized forever.

Thanks Emily for this thoughtful and much needed information.

May 27, 2012 12:24 AM #14
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Patricia, now all we need is them on beaches everywhere!

May 27, 2012 12:34 AM #15
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Very cool and great way to save lives at the beach - looks like Emily can provide assitance very quickly - thanks. Dave

May 27, 2012 12:36 AM #16
Anthony Mulligan

Thank you for your support and kind words.  EMILY is currently in service in Southern AZ for flash flood rescue by the Green Valley Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. We are also delivering an EMILY system to the Marana Northwest Fire District Swift Water Rescue Team in AZ. San Diego and Depoe Bay Oregon are also using EMILY'S for swift water rescue as well as beach rescue.  Los Angeles is also planning on evaluating EMILY for river and canal rescue missions.  A single EMILY unit cost $9,950.

May 27, 2012 03:48 AM #17
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Absolutely amazing! What will they come up with next. Perfect solution for the ocean where even human lifeguards could be in danger heading into a rip tide. Thanks for sharing.


May 27, 2012 12:06 PM #18
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Emily, great post and als a very inspiring story. It is great that Anthony Mulligan, commented on your post (#17) too!

May 27, 2012 04:43 PM #19
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

David, the applications for sonar technology are staggering. This one is truly life saving.

Anthony, thank you for your comment and update on how EMILY is being used in fresh water as well. New Mexico has lakes today and hopefully I can help bring one to our state in the near future. I very much appreciate sharing my first name with your Robot and the cause that inspired you to make it a reality.

Gretchen and Mel, human are amazing when our dreams for these tools are aimed at positive good works.

Sandy, thank you! I'm still in awe of what EMILY the robot can do. Now, I'm wondering what Emily the human will do to make a difference as well!

May 27, 2012 09:56 PM #20
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Emily, that's such interesting information and  I'm glad that the other Emily is out there helping save lives.

May 28, 2012 03:38 AM #21
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Toni, you are not the only one! Thank you for stopping by today on this holiday.

May 28, 2012 04:42 AM #22
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Emily -- as a former lifeguard (at a county park on a lake) this would not have been much help for us, but I can see multiple areas where it could be useful -- like in Lake Washington, and throughout Puget Sound.

May 29, 2012 05:37 AM #23
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