When Detroit cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp, a multi-national conglomerate at the center of robotic technology, seizes the opportunity to not only save Alex's life but turn him into a half-robot, half-man crime fighter. Overseas, OmniCorp's drones and other robotic technologies have been utilized by the military for years, but in the USA, they have been prohibited from use. Obviously wanting to grow profits for their shareholders, the company envisions a RoboCop in every city, therefore generating billions. Unfortunately, OmniCorp has not considered the fact that there is still a real-life human being within all this robotic technology. As he returns to the crime-ridden and corrupt streets of Detroit, Alex Murphy begins to face many human issues that regular cops and normal officers never had to face.