Strictly speaking, this post is about a project that is only tangentially related to mechatronics. However, given Pocobor’s name and history (and my background as a native Michigander), I couldn’t resist passing along an update regarding a unique public art project coming to Detroit.

In 2011, there was a successfully funded Kickstarter project to create a “life-sized” monument in Detroit that would pay tribute to that city’s greatest half-man, half-machine crime fighting hero. Although the pace has been slow, things are still moving forward and the makers have given us an update.

It’s nice to be reminded that sometimes, science fiction decides to look at the positive side of a future, more mechatronically advanced world. I can’t wait to see the statue.

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