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Author Zehr, E. Paul.
Title Inventing iron man : the possibility of a human machine / E. Paul Zehr.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  TJ211 .Z42 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 206 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-196) and index.
Contents I: It's more than skin deep : Tony learns to live inside a suit of iron -- Origins of the iron knight: bionics, robotic armor, and anthropomorphic suits -- Building the body with biology: when the man of metal needs to muscle in -- Accessing the brain of the armored avenger: can we connect the cranium to a computer -- II: Use it and lose it : will time tarnish the golden avenger? -- Multitasking and the metal man: how much can Iron Man's mind manage? -- Softening up a superhero: why the man with a suit of iron could get a jelly belly -- Brain drain: will Tony's gray matter give way? -- III: Armored avenger in action : if we build it, what will come? -- Trials and tribulations of the tin man: what happens when the human machine breaks down -- Visions of the vitruvian man: is invention really only one part inspiration? -- Deal or no deal? Could Iron Man exist?
Summary "E. Paul Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man to find out how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one Stark made"--Jacket.
Subject Cyborgs.
Human physiology.
Human-machine systems.
ISBN 9781421402260 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1421402262 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard # 6832513
OCLC number 701493121