In celebration of the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original RoboCop, we posed the question: how far is the day when a real life RoboCop will patrol city streets? Actually, Wired analyzed the topic first, we were just looking for an excuse to post this awesome screenshot from the new movie. Jokes aside, the fictional character of RoboCop faces some serious tech questions.According to Wired, humanity is at least 100 years away from being able to create the RoboCop we know from the movie(s).
The main reason of the fallback is that currently we don’t have the battery power to operate a robot suit with that many moving parts for any length of time. Scientists must invent first a much more compact power source that can power all the motors in a robot suit all day long.
On the other hand, and from a different technical point of view, present technology is not that primitive at all: while batteries are still weak, Wired notes that advances in brain-computer interface technology have been showing great promise, and prosthetics are getting better every day. It’s not beyond reality that we could have a RoboCop-like fully articulated robotic body connected to a human brain and spinal cord in about 100 years – but to operate this marvel of technology, somebody needs to discover a battery with 100,000 times the energy density of an iPhone battery.
Watch this exclusive spot about the real tech background and relation between man and machine in RoboCop 2014…
[accordion title=’RoboCop 2014′ open=’true’]In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.
The new RoboCop movie was released in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2014 and was released in the United States on February 12, 2014.[/accordion]