It is a "a 6-foot-tall robot built entirely from bionic body parts and implantable synthetic organs – complete with a functioning circulatory system."
It "contains more than a million sensors, two hundred processors, seventy circuit boards and twenty-six individual motors."
It "walks, talks, grasps, sees, hears, and even thinks."
It is called the Incredible Bionic Man, and is the star of a new documentary premiering on Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9 p.m.
I'll watch it with interest and some skepticism. For instance, do the organs and circulatory system actually serve a useful purpose, or are they just useless baggage?
Previously: Building a "bionic man"
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects