Ford’s Robutt Can Simulate 10 Years of Use In Merely Three Weeks



Ford has a new secret weapon, called the Robutt, aptly named as it is essentially a robotic butt for testing the company’s car seats.

In the video below, the carmaker says the Robutt lies across the seat, equipped with a pressure sensitive map in order to gather data from the driver to adjust to perfect comfortability over its lifetime.

By attaching the Robutt to a robotic arm which “sits” on a prototype car seat, Ford boasts the device is capable of simulating 10 years of use in as little as three weeks.

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