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

    12 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Flopping down in your car after a hard workout might feel good, but it isn't particularly great for your upholstery. That's why Ford has developed a robotic backside, specially created to ensure its seats are up to the challenge. The charmingly named Robutt is built to the match dimensions of a large man, and is intended to simulate a decade of car use and gym visits in just three days, bouncing and twisting 7,500 times on a hydraulic arm.
    A cheeky idea
    To ensure the fabric and padding is durable enough to survive the drive home after an intense gym session, the Robutt is heated to a cosy...
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