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Rex, the world's most high-tech humanoid

Rex is the most advanced humanoid in the world and it was shown to the public yesterday in London. It has a beating heart and eyes that can see. Meet Rex and its human doppelganger with bionic arm.

  Author: mat | Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com | 6th February 2013  

The humanoid that goes by the name Rex, short for robotic exoskeleton, has prosthetic hands, feet and face molded after Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Meyer, who also has a prosthetic hand. You can see Mr. Meyer on the picture bellow, holding Rex by the chin with his bionic arm.

There have been other human like robots showcased before, but what makes Rex so special is he has actual working organs. He is used as sort of a showcase of replicated human organs, that were built in labs all over the World to show what the bionic technology is capable of at the present time.

Rex has a battery powered heart that beats, a pair of eyes that can sort of see with the help of glasses that send images to a microchip in his retina. The chip then sends electrical pulses to the brain where the shapes and patterns are formed. Rex owns a dialysis unit that works like a real kidney and the artificial spleen that can filter infections from his synthetic blood that is immune to infections.

You can go see the humanoid Rex in person at the London Science Museum from tomorrow on. Or you can watch the Rex and his doppelganger in the video bellow.


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NikMan, 7th Feb 2013, 12:42 AM
Good morning, Skynet
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KidCurious, 7th Feb 2013, 7:29 AM
What I find even more interesting is the bionic hand the guy in the video is rocking. The way how natural it works when he's explaining things and making gestures, and touching and holding the robot's internals, amazing. Does anybody know how the bionic hand works, and how does the guy control it?
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McReady, 11th Feb 2013, 1:27 AM
It's connected to the brain.

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