Domo arigato, Mrs. Doorboto

NTCNA Robot 1200 x 600-min

At Nissan Technical Centre North America, Rosie – a newly installed door-durability robot – can open and close a door every six seconds

Ever wonder how often the average car door is closed in 10 years? About 45,000 times.
Many of those closures, as parents can attest, are harder than your average slam. Daily life is tough on doors. With durability as a core principle, Nissan engineers its vehicles to withstand tough duty cycles.

At Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, it’s Mrs. Doorboto – also known as Rosie, who is the door-slammer-in-chief.

Rosie is a 1.5-ton door-durability robot, and in just three days, without need of a coffee break, she opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years. While it may be a rough life for a door at NTCNA, this rigorous testing ensures top quality and durability for Nissan customers.

And for that we say, “Domo arigato, Mrs. Doorboto.”

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