Robot Roll Call

Eleventh Stack

Welcome back, constant readers! We begin today’s blogging week with a few robot lists from Whitney Z., a library assistant in CLP’s substitute pool (with apologies to the ‘bots of MST3K).

In his third film, South African director Neill Blomkamp (District 9 and Elysium) once again sets his film in Johannesburg.  The movie focuses on a South Africa that has become so violent that police robots are being used to keep the peace.  One robot (Chappie) that has come to the end of its life and is destined for the scrap heap finds new life after a (significant) software upgrade from its maker (Dev Patel), who stole him after failing to convince the company making his police robots to allow for a testing of his rudimentary Artificial Intelligence program.  Although it was disliked by a majority of movie critics, I found it to be entertaining…

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