He, Robot

The high-tech future of the human body

He sees. he walks. his heart pumps blood. But Rex, as he's called in the U.K., where he just debuted, is not human. In fact, he's not even alive.

He is the world's most advanced bionic man, created as part of a three-month collaboration among scientists, researchers and a TV production company. (Its How to Build a Bionic Man documentary will air later this year in the U.S.) Unlike the human-robot hybrids we're used to seeing onscreen--The Six Million Dollar Man, anyone?--this one is the real deal: his prostheses are already available; his organs are scientific prototypes; and his blood, made...

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