Fords robot butt for testing car seats can now sweat
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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: Ford added sweat glands to its robot butt.
Therell 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. Its 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 its moister than ever.
To better mimic real-life usage, like getting into your car after…