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Britain's $1M bionic man

10:50 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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LONDON - Robotics experts have built a million-dollar bionic man, complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and movable limbs.

The bionic man goes on display on Thursday at London's Science Museum. It cost some $1 million to building.

A team of leading robotics experts assembled the six-foot six-inch man for an upcoming TV documentary.

The bionic man incorporates some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, including an artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea and a functional blood-circulatory system.

"One of my personal favorites is the artificial blood that runs through these tubings, because this is made of nano-particles that are able to bind oxygen and give them off, just like real blood can do, but this isn't real blood, this is nano-particles," Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist, said. "I thought that was absolutely science fiction, so I felt that was very, very impressive."

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