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  • 'RoboCop 2014' is very close to reality: Jose Padilha

    02/09/2014 7:32:26 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    New Delhi: Jose Padilha is making his Hollywood debut with 'RoboCop', a remake of the 1987 film of the same name, and says his approach to the sci-fi film is similar to the happenings in the world today. A re-telling of the Paul Verhoeven-directed 1987 movie, the film is about a Detroit police officer who is transformed into a sentient law enforcement machine. "I think that the issues our movie talks about - the robots, the use of drones, our law enforcement all of these are real issues and very close to reality today. And they are going to become...
  • Will TSA Agents be Replaced by Machines?

    01/05/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    dVice ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | Robin Burks
    Will TSA agents be replaced by machines? One of the main reasons that Americans hate to fly is the Transporation Security Administration (TSA). Not only is it annoying to have to strip down at security checkpoints, submit to the occasional patdown and stand in long lines to verify our identities, but the entire system is inefficient. So what happens if we take humans off of those jobs and use machines instead? Several European airports are looking to answer that question by installing eye and face scanners, along with fingerprint readers, at security checkpoints. Many airports’ immigration checks have used these...
  • The dawn of a REAL Robocop?

    12/18/2013 4:42:56 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12-1-2013
    A Silicon Valley startup is poised to replace the everyday security guard with high tech robots the company plans to introduce to the world on Thursday. The 300 pound R5 Autonomous Data Machine looks like a hybrid of R2-D2 and the robot from Lost in Space. More than just yelling ‘danger,’ manufacturer Knightscope hopes the machines will actually help predict crimes and even cut current rates in half. And its inventors say it was a recent school shooting that actually inspired them to create the R5....
  • Municipal Crowdfunding, Robocop And Declining Employment And Labor Force Pariticipation

    09/30/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Crowdfunding has worked for films, political candidates, disaster relief and now real estate. Crowdfunding, the act of soliciting funds from the public, most recently on the Internet, is already a powerful tool. Now it is being used by cities to raise funds bypassing the traditional muni bond market. Central Falls, the Rhode Island city that filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is seeking to finance a park project through a crowdfunding website rather than the municipal-bond market. The city of about 19,000 wants $10,044 to put five trash cans in Jenks Park, which is currently “\”littered with garbage and debris,”...
  • ROBOCOP - Official Trailern (2014)

    09/06/2013 7:22:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9/5/2013
    Here it is...Robocop
  • Detroit Bronzes Giant RoboCop Statue

    07/11/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 40 replies
    BangStyle ^ | May 17, 2013 | Danny De Maio
    Whoever thought a film that was rated “X” would inspire a city so much that it would feel the need to build a statue in its honor? As much as I’m a fan of the original Robocop (and am eagerly awaiting the upcoming reboot), I never in a million years would have believed that things would get so dire in Detroit that the city would go to a fictional character for hope. Needless to say, this is what has happened in one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. Two years ago there was a grassroots initiative to...
  • Russia Building 'Terrorist Killing' Robo-Cop

    05/19/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 19 May 2013 | Anonymous
    Russian techies are developing a series of robots that are designed specifically to do battle in terrorist camps and neutralize terrorists in the act, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told Ria Novosti newswire on Friday. The robo-cop will also be used to aid in evacuations from the scene of a terrorist attack, he said. Other anti-terrorist tech includes systems that can see through walls and engage shooters at long distances, he said. Rogozin did not say when robo-cop might be deployed by the country’s security and intelligence services.
  • PHOTO with Article of Police Robot (RoboCop) May, 1924

    01/27/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Robocop c. 1924
  • Dystopia U.S.A. - Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force

    10/01/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | October 1, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    Looks like Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force I have seen the future of law enforcement, and recent news suggests that it could be coming to New Jersey. First of all, we are closer to having Robocops than ever. Over at C|Net, Tim Hornyak reports on a new project to deploy remote-controlled robotic police: Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab are working with a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves to build telepresence robots that could patrol while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. In a sense, they would be hybrid man-machine...
  • First look at Robocop as he comes back to life as remake...

    09/16/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 30 replies
    MailOnline ^ | September 16, 2012 | Celeste Morgan
    In his full-body fighting suit Robocop became one of the most iconic heroes of the Eighties. And now fans can get their first look at the action hero come back to life as the remake begins filming in Toronto. Actor Joel Kinnaman, better known for his work on The Killing, was spotted wearing the updated RoboCop suit on set.
  • Hamilton, ON will double as Detroit, MI in ‘Robocop’

    09/05/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 20 replies
    On Location Vacations ^ | 9/4/12 | Christine
    Thanks to one of our Twitter followers, @TheAlexLynch97, we’ve learned that James Street North in Hamilton, ON will be made to look like Detroit for Robocop. Crews are currently converting a space at 265 James Street North into a restaurant where a chase scene will take place September 24 – October 1. The Robocop reboot, starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton, is scheduled to begin filming in Toronto this week. Originally, the movie was also expected to film at least a few exterior scenes in Detroit (where the movie is set) but now that Hamilton...
  • South Korea Unveils Robotic Prison Guards, Promises Futuristic Cavity Searches

    05/28/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 16, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    South Korea unveils robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches To round out their drug-sniffing clone dog army, South Korean authorities are now experimenting with robotic prison guards. Lest you think these cyber-wardens will be equipped with gatling guns in the style of Robocop's ED-209, know that this alarm-equipped bot has more in common with the Death Star's delivery droids. Of course, the robots' responsibilities may expand as the technology improves. Explains Reuters of these security machines' potential uses: The robot has been designed to patrol a prison autonomously, but an IPad will allow manual control as well. The next...
  • Supporters of 'RoboCop' Statue in Detroit Raise More Than $50K

    02/17/2011 9:42:21 AM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | Staff
    Despite the Detroit mayor's apparent disinterest in erecting a "RoboCop" statue, supporters of the idea have exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000 -- hoping their plans to honor the legendary cyborg will become a reality. The story of "RoboCop," a hero officer killed in a shootout and brought back to life as a half-mechanized crime fighter in Detroit, is a 1987 cult classic. The push to construct a statue honoring the superhero began when Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival. Someone then posted the idea on Twitter, but Bing didn't seem...
  • Social Media Petitions For Detroit RoboCop Statue

    02/14/2011 10:19:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Canvas Staff Reports
    Detroit needs RoboCop. That was the premise of a 1987 movie in which RoboCop, a terminally wounded cop turned cyborg, protected a crime-ridden city. Now what started out as a tweet to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has turned into a social media movement that suggests a statue of RoboCop is just what the city needs. Bing, as reported by PopSci.com , originally got a Tweet saying that RoboCop would be a great Detroit mascot. Philadelphia has a Rocky Balboa statue, the text stated, and RoboCop would "kick Rocky's butt." "There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop,"...
  • Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans resigns

    07/21/2010 1:39:37 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 07/21/2010 | CNN Money
    (CNN) -- Detroit, Michigan, Police Chief Warren Evans has resigned, the city announced Wednesday. "We appreciate the time and dedication that Warren Evans has given to the Detroit Police Department," Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement.
  • Robocop Director: Robocop Was an 'American Jesus' Because he Kills People

    04/27/2010 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 598+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/27/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Andrew Breitbart appeared at an awards ceremony in Chicago on Friday the 16th and one of his remarks was that Hollywood is "40 years into the left injecting bad into America." To counter the bad, Breitbart urged us all to remind each other what is good in our great nation. As an illustration of Breitbart's warning I give you Paul Verhoeven, the director of the 1987 film Robocop. Verhoeven recently spoke to MTVs Josh Horowitz about the underlying symbolism of Robocop and his main conception was that the Robocop character was an "American Jesus" because his method of righting wrongs...
  • Homemade "BumBot" Wages War on Riff-Raff

    06/21/2008 1:26:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 21 replies · 323+ views
    Believe it or not, Rufus Terrill, owner of a downtown Atlanta bar named O'Terrills, has had it with the drug dealers, vandals, and other riff-raff that frequent the area around his business. So, he has done what any sane American man would do in this situation—build a robot out of a meat smoker to lay down the law. The "BumBot," as many of O'Terrills' patrons have dubbed it, is basically a meat smoker mounted onto a three-wheeled scooter. Armaments include a spotlight, loudspeaker, water cannon and an infrared camera. Plus, the whole thing is covered in rubber for protection. When...
  • Army Exoskeleton Turns Soldiers into RoboCop Super Soldiers

    05/17/2008 12:13:13 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 6 replies · 70+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 17, 2008 | Mondoreb
    Super Soldiers Coming to a War Near You Super Soldiers may not be something only seen in sci-fi movies. The U.S. Army is developing--in conjunction with a Salt Lake City robotics company, Sarkos--technology to turn a 98-pound weakling into a Superman. "The future is now" was the motto of George Allen, of LA Rams and Washington Redskins fame. It might just as well be the motto of the U.S. Army. Rex Jameson bikes and swims regularly, and plays tennis and skis when time allows. But the 5-foot-11, 180-pound software engineer is lucky if he presses 200 pounds—that is, until he...
  • Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14

    10/18/2007 11:36:37 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 52 replies · 1,112+ views
    Wired | 18 Oct 2007 | Noah Shachtman
    We're not used to thinking of them this way. But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic -- picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger. Most of the time. Once in a while, though, these machines start firing mysteriously on their own. The South African National Defence Force "is probing whether a software glitch led to an antiaircraft cannon malfunction that killed nine soldiers and seriously injured 14 others during a shooting exercise on Friday." SA National Defence Force spokesman brigadier general Kwena Mangope says the cause of the malfunction...
  • U.S. military develops Robocop armour for soldiers

    04/09/2007 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Tatze · 51 replies · 1,262+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4/9/07 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    U.S. military develops Robocop armour for soldiers By MATTHEW HICKLEY, Defence Correspondent 22:21pm on 9th April 2007 We may have seen it all before in science-fiction films. But the bionic warrior is in fact a vision of real-life warfare in the 21st century. U.S. defence chiefs hope to have their troops kitted out in the outlandish combat gear as soon as 2020. Included in the Pentagon's Future Warrior Concept are a powerful exoskeleton, a self-camouflaging outer layer that adapts to changing environments and a helmet which translates a soldier's voice into any foreign language. Armour-clad and armed to the teeth,...
  • Samsung develops gun-toting robo-guard (Dead or alive, you're coming with me)

    11/15/2006 7:52:01 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 15 replies · 706+ views
    vnunet.com ^ | 11/15/2006 | Iain Thomson
    Samsung's Techwin division will shortly begin selling heavily armed robot sentries that can identify and shoot a target automatically from over two miles away. The Intelligent Surveillance and Guard Robot was jointly developed with a South Korean university, and is designed to replace some of the troops guarding the border with North Korea. The robot will be available next year at a cost of $200,000 per unit, and the company expects to sell 1,000 in the first year. "The gist of this project is to transform the current guard and observation mission on fronts conducted by soldiers into a robot...
  • Police seek shooter who saved teen girl

    10/24/2003 12:53:53 AM PDT · by archy · 99 replies · 994+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | October 23, 2003 | DAN SHINE AND BEN SCHMITT
    <p>A man was beating a 16-year-old girl with a pipe Wednesday morning on Detroit's west side.</p> <p>Suddenly, the man was dead, shot several times by a passenger in a passing car.</p> <p>Police are looking for the driver of the car and the gunman, who might not be a criminal suspect, but a much rarer species -- a drive-by vigilante.</p>
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    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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