A team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true "bionic man."


Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist for the University of Zurich, poses for a photo in New York. Meyer is the face of the Bionic Man and is featured in the Smithsonian Channel original documentary, "The Incredible Bionic Man."


The “bionic man” represents engineers' attempts to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from working lungs (as seen here) to a kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants.


This "tin man" has a functioning heart.

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Video: Watch the assembly of the Bionic Man

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