We Have the Technology
The first-ever walking and talking “bionic man” was unveiled this week at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
The robot was modeled after Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist. Bertolt himself was born without a hand and relies an an artificial limb.
Bertolot Meyer is also the host of a one-hour documentary about the robot. The robot and the documentary will showcase the amazing advancements science has made with synthetic body parts.
We Can Rebuild Him
- 170 pounds
- $1 million to make
- 28 artificial body parts including a pancreas, lungs, spleen and circulatory system
The robot has an artificial intelligence similar to the iPhone’s Siri.
“The people who made it decided to program it with the personality of a 13-year-old boy from the Ukraine,” he said. “So, he’s not really the most polite of people to have a conversation with.” – Robert Warburton, a design engineer for Shadow Robot.
You know, after spending $1 million to make the robot, you would have thought they would have put more effort into the personality!
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