How to get ahead in robotics

Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Mayer views 'Rex', a two metre tall artificial human, at the Science Museum in central London February 5, 2013. Mayer, a who uses a prosthetic hand himself, was used as the model for the 'bionic man', whom the British roboticist designers claim is the world's first complete bionic man, featuring artificial organs as well as fully functioning limbs. It will be on public display until March 11. Photo: REUTERS / Toby Melville


  1. This was part of a really interesting documentary called “How To Build a Bionic Man,” which aired on Channel 4 in the UK. Well worth finding through other means on the global tube network.

  2. “They say you are man of parts, Mr. ‘Rex’; but I think you will find that we have our ways of bringing you to our way of thinking…”

  3. “world’s first complete bionic man”

    How wonderfully Victorian British! Does it express anxiety over tea to crisp ratio or how the servants are unusually coloured this decade?

    Bravo, Brits. Bravo!

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