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The Bionic Man

series: Age Of Robots

air date: 12/07/17 10:01 AM

From brains to eyes, hands to legs and into the internal organs; implants, prosthesis and rehabilitation are entering a new era to potentially create a new type of human being - The Bionic Man. Mankind has long tried to find remedies for genetic or accidental disabilities with the use of artificial limbs. In this episode, we look at the some of the most interesting robotic limbs and learn how rehabilitative robotics can help patients recover faster. We also see how both the heart and retina could be replaced by artificial devices. What are the ethics of mixing technology with biology?

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