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Bionic man goes on display

A bionic man will go on display at London's Science Museum this week. Costing around £640,000, the 'man' has artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.

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Psychologist: We can 'build a body that is great'

An artificial man will go on display today at the London Science Museum, exhibiting some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, with an artificial pancreas and kidney, and a functional blood circulatory system.

Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Meyer, spoke to the scientists involved in the creation of the 'man':

I've looked around for new bionic technologies, out of personal interest, for a very long time and I think that until five or six years ago nothing much was happening, then suddenly we are now at a point where we can build a body that is great and beautiful in its own special way.

Born without a left hand, Meyer, has a £30,000 bionic replacement, with the ability to grip and twist.

Although it is the most advanced on the market, he says it could soon be obsolete, his research into bionic replacement coming from a "personal interest".

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