Foreword, by Warren Ellis
Preface: The Stark Reality of Robotics
PART I. IT’S MORE THAN SKIN DEEP: Tony learns to live inside a suit of iron
Chapter 1. Origins of the Iron Knight: Bionics, Robotic Armor, and Anthropomorphic Suits
Chapter 2. Building the Body with Biology: When the Man of Metal Needs to Muscle In
Chapter 3. Accessing the Brain of the Armored Avenger: Can We Connect the Cranium to a Computer?
The First Decades of Iron: “He Lives! He Walks! He Conquers!”
PART II. USE IT AND LOSE IT: Will time tarnish the Golden Avenger?
Chapter 4. Multitasking and the Metal Man:How Much Can Iron Man’s Mind Manage?
Chapter 5. Softening up a Superhero: Why the Man with a Suit of Iron Could Get a Jelly Belly
Chapter 6. Brain Drain: Will Tony’s Gray Matter Give Way?
The Next Decades of Iron: “I Can Envision the Future”
PART III. ARMORED AVENGER IN ACTION: If we build it, what will come?
Chapter 7. Trials and Tribulations of the Tin Man: What Happens When the Human Machine Breaks Down
Chapter 8. Visions of the Vitruvian Man: Is Invention Really Only One Part Inspiration?
Chapter 9. Deal or No Deal? Could Iron Man Exist?
Appendix: Ten Momentous Moments of the Metal Man