'Bionic Man' Goes on Show at British Museum
    2013-02-06 10:35:08     Agencies       Web Editor: Jiang Aitao

The world's first complete 'Bionic Man' (R) is unveiled at the Science Museum in London, Britain, 05 February 2013. [Photo: KAREL PRINSLOO/CFP]

A "bionic man" costing one million dollars went on display on Tuesday at Britain's Science Museum, complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.

Named Rex, which is short for "Robotic Exoskeleton", the six foot six inch (two metre) humanoid with its uncannily life-like face was assembled by leading roboticists for a television programme.

The creation includes key advances in prosthetic technology, as well as an artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea and a functional blood circulatory system.

The museum exhibit, which opens to the public on Thursday, will explore changing perceptions of human identity against the background of rapid progress in bionics -- although Rex is not strictly bionic as he does not include living tissue.

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