Terminator robots are almost here astonishingly lifelike ‘bionic man': Science Museum unveils $1million robot with his own heart, blood and face

  • A Team of roboticists build amazing humanoid machine costing £640,000
  • Bionic man has artificial organs and a functional blood circulatory system
  • He is modelled on Swiss man Berthold Meyer, who has bionic hand himself

For years it existed only in the wildest realms of science fiction.

But now a team of leading roboticists have created a real bionic man – complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs goes.

The astonishing creation incorporates some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, as well as an artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea, and a functional blood circulatory system.

On show: The world's first complete Bionic Man unveiled at the Science Museum in London todayOn show: The world’s first complete Bionic Man unveiled at the Science Museum in London today

The 6ft 6in (2m) humanoid shares quite a bit in common with Steve Austin, the original ‘bionic man’ from the cult 1970s TV series the Six Million Dollar Man.

But costing almost £640,000, it is cheaper.

Known as Rex – short for robotic exoskeleton – his hi-tech frame is made up of an array of artificial limbs and organs from around the world.

It was assembled for a new Channel 4 documentary, How To Build A Bionic Man and will go on display at London’s Science Museum this week.

Twins: Swiss social psychologist Bertholt Meyer with the bionic man, which was modelled on him Twins: Swiss social psychologist Bertholt Meyer with the bionic man, which was modelled on him
Seeing double: Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist from Switzerland, stands beside the bionic man whose face is modelled on his own faceSeeing double: Mr Meyer was born without a left hand and has a £30,000 bionic replacement

The Science Museum exhibit opening on Thursday will explore changing perceptions of human identity against the background of rapid progress in bionics.

In the documentary, to be screened at 9pm on Thursday, experts at the forefront of the research talk to Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Meyer.

Mr Meyer was born without a left hand and has a £30,000 bionic replacement with the ability to grip and twist.

But although his hand is the most advanced on the market, it could soon be obsolete. In the programme Meyer tries out the much more advanced modular prosthetic limb (MPL), which teaches itself how to recognise tiny control signals from the upper arm.

He also meets teams of British scientists who are restoring sight to the blind by implanting microchips in their retinas, and building artificial organs to replace failing lungs, kidneys, pancreases and spleens.

RexSaying hello: The world’s first ‘bionic man’, Rex, poses for photos at the Science Museum in London today
The future is now: The Science Museum exhibit opening on Thursday will explore changing perceptions of human identity against the background of rapid progress in bionicsThe future is now: The Science Museum exhibit opening on Thursday will explore changing perceptions of human identity against the background of rapid progress in bionics
The bionic man pictured alongside the apparatus that allows him to stand: It incorporates some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, as well as artificial organs and a functional blood circulatory systemThe bionic man pictured alongside the apparatus that allows him to stand: It incorporates some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, as well as artificial organs and a functional blood circulatory system

‘I’ve looked around for new bionic technologies, out of personal interest, for a very long time and I think that until five or six years ago nothing much was happening,’ said Mr Meyer.

‘Then suddenly we are now at a point where we can build a body that is great and beautiful in its own special way.’

David Glover, senior commissioning editor for Channel 4 Factual, said: ‘Following Bertolt Meyer, who has a bionic arm himself, as he investigates the reality of building a bionic human takes this brilliantly made documentary into new territory. If what scientists can do now is jaw-dropping, the future is mind-boggling.’

The project is supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award which aims to help the public explore biomedical science.

Scientists have built a man from artificial limbs known as Rex which is made up of limbs and organs from around the world Scientists have built a man from artificial limbs known as Rex which is made up of limbs and organs from around the world

Clare Matterson, director of medical humanities and engagement at the charity, said, quoting from the introduction to the One Million Dollar Man: ‘Throughout history people have always sought to enhance themselves to overcome disabilities or to become ‘bigger, better, stronger and faster’.

‘Science is making aspirations and even fantasy ever more possible. We only have to look back at last summer’s Paralympics to see how transforming technology has become.

‘Whilst exploring the latest medical developments, How To Build A Bionic Man hints at the implications these advances may raise for mankind in the future.’

Link for how they made rex walk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHiUaVBYMIA

 

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9 thoughts on “Terminator robots are almost here astonishingly lifelike ‘bionic man': Science Museum unveils $1million robot with his own heart, blood and face

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  2. where is this all headed and for what reason, the melding of man and machine is wicked and you people are playing God. God will destroy all of you and the wickedness you are playing out on the earth.

    • Its called trans-humanism. your statement is closely correct. the satanic luciferian nwo is attempting to move forward with a totally synthetic life form, which they can then download their brain/spirit/memories into. if successful they then plan to ex-patriot this world and attempt to take their wickedness to astral places. you are also correct, this is blasphemous, it is a mockery to the Creator and his Lifeform known as humans, and will NOT be allowed. as in the times of noah, so shall the end times be.

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  4. Both Bill and Millidude are quite crazy.

    I bet one of you know someone using a pacemaker? Do you think they are blasphemous?

    Do you value your meat more than your mind?

    • No evo they are on target you are deceived…..there is a huge difference between a pacemaker and building a so – called human. Only YHVH our Holy and Sovereign Creator can create life…..prepare your hearts !!! It is written, “Every knee shall bow”. Repent and be saved in the Name of Yahshua (Jesus).

  5. Comparing where we are now to “sci-fi” robots we see in movies is laughable. The world is only continuing to degenerate, which is the opposite of the direction you would want to go to have the kind of cooperative and organized mind sets to really pull something like what we see in movies off. It COULD have been done, if the world was not owned by evil.
    For those calling robots satanic, I don’t see the connection. Life is not being created. Using real organs to support the robot however, I can see the issue.

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  7. The “2045” Initiative (2045 dot com) is a branch of the transhumanist agenda which was founded by Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 in partnership with leading Russian scientists. 2045 is the year prophesied to be the year that the Singularity will be fulfilled. The “2045” team is working towards creating an international research center where leading scientists will be engaged in research and development in the fields of anthropomorphic robotics, living systems modeling and brain and consciousness modeling with the goal of TRANSFERRING one’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier and achieving cybernetic immortality by the year 2045.
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