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Bionic Man is The Future of Humans, Not Robots via @IEEESpectrum_this title is given by ieee.....not me...

A $1 million dollar bionic something or other is now on display at the London Science Museum. It's not really a man, and it's not really a robot. It's not really a cyborg, either, although that might be the closest accurate descriptor. What it is , is a showcase of all of the artificial systems we can install in humans to try and fix things that aren't working, along with a look towards the future of augmented biology, all stuffed into a human form. Rex, as this, er, project, is called, was put together out of $1 million work of artificial body parts by Shadow Robot Company to be featured as part of a documentary on BBC's Channel 4 entitled "How to Build a Bionic Man." Here's a preview: There's a nifty interactive infographic that you can mess with to check out all the different artificial bits on the Channel 4 website (find it here ), but here's some highlights from an im...

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