Robot Fun at the Ford Factory?

While GM and Chrysler may be dealing with the shame of bankruptcy, Ford seems to have — so far — weathered the global financial storm while remaining in control of its own destiny. That might explain this YouTube video clip, which reportedly shows a Ford employee being taking for a joyride on a robotic arm. Comments by the YouTube poster seem to indicate that the footage was shot at a Ford factory, but it’s more likely that it was recorded at a robotics supplier.

Regardless of the shooting location, you have to give the passenger credit for trusting the operator/programmer of the robot arm. A hydraulically-assisted face plant wouldn’t feel so great, and the hapless subject appears to skim just inches above the floor in spots.

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