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Ford’s new cheeky robot is testing car seats

03 November 2017

A robot – nicknamed “Robutt” – has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.

A robot – nicknamed “Robutt” (Credit: Ford Europe)

Using pressure maps, Ford engineers established a “perch pattern” that enables them to test the wear and tear of materials in a car seat. 

“Robutt” is based on an average-sized large man and simulated ten years of driving in three weeks – sitting down and getting up around 25,000 times!

This test is now being rolled out to all Ford vehicles in Europe.

Video courtesy of Ford Europe

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