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#1    EnderOTD

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

A replica of the human body, dubbed the Bionic Man, is to leave the UK for the first time and take up temporary residence in the US.

The Bionic Man is a robot that showcases how far technology has come in replicating the human body.
The body was put together by the Shadow Robotics company using artificial limbs and organs borrowed from the laboratories of leading scientists from as far afield as New Zealand and San Francisco.
Almost every component is taken from existing medical research or existing medical technology.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:11 PM

the face...creepy


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

Boy, this cost a lot less than Steve Austin did back in the '80s.

SyFy had a Joe Rogan Questions Everything where a female robot was holding a converstion and sounded fairlt human in voice and attitude. "She" aspires to be a real person at some point.  Talk about a Pinocchio complex!


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

Eeep... What if it gets it's own will and attacks us...? o.e


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

They will surely have to spend another million dollars to create "Eve", else he might get lonely and become a robot serial rapist.  :passifier:


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:18 PM

View Postpallidin, on 21 October 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

...else he might get lonely and become a robot serial rapist.  :passifier:

I can tell you right now that sentence will be the scariest thought of the day. We'd need to build robot cops to chase this thing down.

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Locking people in a cage because they choose to exercise that right should be considered a crime against humanity


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

I can imagine myself going to a store that sells extra body parts and asking the shop owner: "Hey, Frank I'm looking for a nice eyeball."


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

That is the first reaction I have seen that can really be attributed to the "Uncanny valley".
http://en.wikipedia..../Uncanny_valley


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:28 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 21 October 2013 - 04:14 PM, said:

Boy, this cost a lot less than Steve Austin did back in the '80s.

SyFy had a Joe Rogan Questions Everything where a female robot was holding a converstion and sounded fairlt human in voice and attitude. "She" aspires to be a real person at some point.  Talk about a Pinocchio complex!
But I don't see the contemporary bionic man leaping 6 feet into the air and dashing at incredible speeds, more like hobbling along slower than my grandmother using a walker and jumping nigh nothing.  I saw that episode of Joe Rogan Questions Everything as well, really creepy situation there.  I found it more creepy that the women that developed that robot based the design and likeness off of her deceased lover.  Just creep show material.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:38 PM

It die of old age like the rest of then.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

Can you imagine what it could be like in years to come if they start mass producing them things.

They will be serving you your fries and bigmac saying "ha ve a ni ice da ay"

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

I think the whole project is just focusing on using current medical technology to showcase the strides that medical science has come with prosthetics and artificial organs.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:18 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 21 October 2013 - 04:14 PM, said:

Boy, this cost a lot less than Steve Austin did back in the '80s.

SyFy had a Joe Rogan Questions Everything where a female robot was holding a converstion and sounded fairlt human in voice and attitude. "She" aspires to be a real person at some point.  Talk about a Pinocchio complex!
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:40 PM

Well that was dumb.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:07 AM

It's a robot. There's nothing "bionic" about it because there is no 'biology' involved.






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