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iCandy: Imitation of Life

Robots run, swim, act, and fight like us

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Photo: Rex Features/AP Photo
Prostheses have come a long way since the days of metal pincers that drew unwanted attention. This looks like the real thing—right down to the painted fingernails, freckles, and hair. It’s an example of the lifelike limbs turned out by Touch Bionics of Livingstone, Scotland, which uses an imaging system that accurately captures such features as skin tone and wrinkles.

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