Fordís Sweaty Robot Butt Tests Car Seat Durability

The next time someone tells you that the tech industry is out of ideas or that the future we were all promised never arrived or that real innovation died out years ago, you grab that stinker by their collar, and you yell in their face: ďFord added sweat glands to its robot butt.Ē Thereíll be stunned silence, I guarantee. Back in 2017, we introduced you to the Robutt, the robotic butt that Ford uses to test its car seats. Itís basically a cushion stuck on the end of an industrial robot arm that performs CPR on car seats for days at a time to quickly re-create 10 years of wear and tear. Well, in 2019 (as seen via Motherboard), the Robutt is back, and itís moister than ever. To better mimic real-life usage, like getting into your car after... Continue reading…

Fordís Sweaty Robot Butt Tests Car Seat Durability

Ford is prioritizing your bum for vehicle comfort and quality: The company just created a sweaty robot butt that can test car seat durability. In a YouTube video, Ford Europe unveiled its Sweaty ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Geek.com

Fordís robot butt for testing car seats can now sweat

The next time someone tells you that the tech industry is out of ideas or that the future we were all promised never arrived or that real innovation died out years ago, you grab ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from The Verge

Ford unveils a cheeky robot that mimics a sweaty human bottom

The American multinational automaker has a 'mechanised posterior' that simulates a human's to test that their car seats and guarantee they stay springy through years of use.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

Ford's robotic butt is designed to simulate a driver's sweaty post-gym posterior

Robutt is built to the dimensions of a large man, and simulates 10 years of clammy car journeys in just three days.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Techradar

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