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How the Artificial Organs of the Bionic Man Were Created

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How the Artificial Organs of the Bionic Man Were Created

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Six weeks into the build, Professor Seifalian fits the Bionic Man with a heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, spleen, trachea, and synthetic blood.

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How close is today's technology to catching up with the human body? Two roboticists are on a quest to find out. Follow their mission as they collect the most sophisticated prosthetic parts available and combine them into one single functioning body, complete with an artificial heart, microchip brain, synthetic lungs, kidneys, and even a spleen. Their incredible bionic man reveals just how far science has come and demonstrates where this technology is headed, all the while posing the eternal question of what it means to be human.


  • Richard Walker
  • Alexander Seifalian
  • Bertolt Meyer
  • Richard Walker

    Richard Walker

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    As the Managing Director of Shadow Robot, Richard Walker collaborates with universities, hospitals, and researchers worldwide. He studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge and helped to invent the world's most dexterous, commercial robotic hand.
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