Posted from the US
At the Solidworks World 2011 General Sessions this morning the last speakers were the guys from Bionic Builders:
They were awesome and mind blowing. The stars are Hollywood stuntman and amputee Casey Pieretti and his personal inventor/design engineer Bill Spracher. Casey's dream is to have bionic limbs of all kinds that literally give him superpowers and capabilities that transcend human (that's him flying in the picture and on stage - he was practicing to have his leg explode off for a special effect). They designed a submarine propeller leg, one for mountain climbing, one that explodes, and I think one that shoots flames and/or baseballs(!) Awesome.
I do some pretty out there things with robots but these guys rocked.