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Today's technological frontiers are paving the way for real Robocop patrols in the future. | Columbia Pictures Industries
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RoboCop Tech: Science Fact and Fiction

This year’s movie reboot arrives when augmented reality, face recognition technology, bionic prosthetics and neural sensors are making headlines.

February 11, 2014
11:05 AM EST
To function, Alex Murphy -- the man who becomes RoboCop -- needs neural implants. | Columbia Pictures Industries
Huge improvements in battery technology are needed power an exoskeleton and untether a real Robocop from an electrical outlet. | Columbia Pictures Industries
Head's up displays and Google Glass-like devices could be the first wearable technology to include the kind of advanced facial recognition systems seen in the movie. | Columbia Pictures Industries
Robocop's aim is true, but his emotions get in the way. | Columbia Pictures Industries
Between shifts, RoboCop goes into full-body docking stations to have essential fluids replaced and circulated. | Columbia Pictures Industries
RoboCop isn't aware of what functions are controlled by himself or by his neural implants. | Columbia Pictures Industries