AviationThe term testbed is primarily associated with the testing of aircraft engines. This typically means fixing the engine to a fixed location and testing it on the ground. Engines are also tested on a "flying testbed" meaning an aircraft fitted with both its original engines and an engine that's in development.
SpaceTestbeds are used to test rocket engines and a variety of components including space communication systems. This includes software simulators as well as physical facilities.
AgricultureTesting facilities such as a model farm that try new agricultural techniques.
SandboxA sandbox is a virtualized software environment that allows programmers or users to make changes without fear of impacting real business data or processes.
RoboticsTestbed is a common way to describe testing rooms at robotics facilities. For example, a testbed may allow robot driven processes such as manufacturing steps to be tested.
A facility for robust testing of designs, processes, methods or technologies.