Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

R.O.T.O.R. (aka Robotic Officer of the Tactical Operations Research): It’s a robot! It's a cop! No it's not RoboCop, it's just R.O.T.O.R. who can be found in the 1989 film of the same name.  In the movie, R.O.T.O.R. was created by Police Captain J.B. Coldyron who is part cop, part research scientist, and part cowboy/rancher because having one job is too boring. In his robotic project, Captain Coldyron was inspired by the work done by Dr. Steele (gotta love those names) who is part scientist and probably part skunk and all muscle. (She has a mullet with a white stripe down the middle.)  Unfortunately, the creators' vision of the future was largely inspired by Judge Dredd; therefore, R.O.T.O.R. has been programmed to act as judge, jury, and executioner. This was not smart seeing as how he is activated 25 years before completion and even a minor traffic incident will get you a death sentence. I also think that Coldyron needs to program the finer parts of the law into R.O.T.O.R. because the good captain states that his robotic peace officer will execute anyone committing a felony. If memory serves me right -- speeding is a misdemeanor in Texas where this movie takes place.

(Image courtesy of Closet Monsters

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