MEET THE WORLD’S FIRST BIONIC MAN


Rex, the iron human

Rex, the iron human

True to the statement that “wonders would never end”, only the end may be a wonder. Rex was recently presented to the world as the first bionic man. Though with a human face, he has artificial organs, synthetic blood, robotic limbs and he can speak and listen, too.

Robotic limbs

Robotic limbs of the “human”

Unveiled at a special exhibition at London’s Science Museum this week, the artificial human was created for a Channel 4 documentary called How to Build a Bionic Man. The project cost £640k ($1m) and showcases the latest achievements and advancements in bionic technology and prosthetic science.

According to Channel 4’s science editor Tom Clarke, “his parts aren’t designed to work together, but each one either is, or soon could be, part of a living human being.”

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