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October 18, 2013 – December 10, 2013
Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Location: Moving Beyond Earth, Gallery 113, 1st Floor, East Wing
The Bionic Man is a 6-foot-tall robot built entirely from bionic body parts and implantable synthetic organs—complete with a functioning circulatory system. The result of billions of dollars of research and featuring components borrowed from some of the world's leading laboratories, the Bionic Man shows how far we’ve come in efforts to simulate the human body. All of the individual components of the Bionic Man represent decades of research and ingenious solutions to mirroring what happens in the human body. Dr. Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist at the University of Zurich, who has a bionic hand himself, was used as the human model for the robot.