Rex is a walking, talking, hearing robot stuffed with artificial internal organs and the latest in prosthetic technology. Built for a British television program -- he's soon coming to America.
Beginning on February 7, visitors to London's Science Museum will see a strange, stirring sight: A humanoid replica built from the world's finest prosthetics and artificial organs. The bionic man can see, speak, and interact with visitors using artificial intelligence.
The million-dollar bionic man is, himself, a museum within the museum. But he's no mere curiosity. He's a walking, talking, fake blood-pumping gallery of medical advancements coming to--or already actually inside--a warm human body near you.
Rex was created for a coproduction by British television station Channel 4 and the Smithsonian called How To Build A Bionic Man. The original title, however, might be more appropriate: Frankenstein: Building The Bionic Human. [...]