The Science of ROBOCOP: How Close is the Fictional Cyborg to Becoming a Reality?

José Padilha’s version of RoboCop is more streamlined and tactical than the clunky and heavily armored 1987 original, but are we any closer to seeing this cybernetic technology in reality?  Sure, we’ve had almost 30 years of advances in computing, weaponry, communications, surgical techniques, and prosthetics – all necessary fields for creating the cyborg super-soldier – but it’s been the logistical challenge of combining each of these advancements together into one cohesive unit that has proven extraordinarily difficult.  So while RoboCop makes it look easy on the big screen this year, hit the jump for a breakdown of just how close (or far away) we are from realizing that technology.




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