Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Age of Robots ~ The Bionic Man


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fifth and penultimate episode of the acclaimed documentary series – The Age of Robots.

In this instalment we will look at the technology behind Bionics to create a real Six Million Dollar Man.

From brains to eyes, hands to legs and deep down to the internal organs; implants, prosthesis and rehabilitation are entering a new era to potentially create a new type of human being - The Bionic Man.

The Bionic Arm

Mankind has long tried to find remedies to genetic or accidental disabilities with the use of artificial limbs.

In the episode, we look at the some of the most interesting robotic limbs and see how robotics can also be used for rehabilitation to help patients recover faster.

The Bionic Eye
We also see how both the heart and retina could be replaced by artificial devices. But what are the ethics of mixing technology with biology?

This episode can be purchased from Amazon Instant Video.

The Age of Robots ~ The Bionic Man
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