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Bionic Olympics to be hosted in 2016


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

The first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes, will take place in Switzerland in October 2016.

The event will include a race where competitors control an avatar via a brain interface.  There will also be races for competitors wearing prosthetic limbs and exo-skeletons.

Hosted by the Swiss National Competence Center of Research, it is hoped the competition will spur interest in human performance-enhancing technology.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-26766095

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

What no comments? I am keen to see advances in exo-skeletons and general robotics used to enhance human abilities, and shall be keeping an eye out for this!  It is the future - coming closer every day

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

Not a big fan of Olympics but I will definitely watch this.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:36 PM

Why does this have to be two years away?


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:33 PM

View PostDemonicCupcake, on 29 March 2014 - 07:36 PM, said:

Why does this have to be two years away?


maybe they need time to sort it all out, venue, equipment, sponsors etc?

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:20 AM

Will Steve Austin be there he was the frist bionic man


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:17 AM

View Postcoolguy, on 31 March 2014 - 03:20 AM, said:

Will Steve Austin be there he was the frist bionic man

I almost smiled then

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