The script for the new Robocop features several different looks for our lead character, aside from the not-yet-shot, pink-and-juicy human stylings of Joel Kinnaman.
In a draft of the script that was doing the rounds in recent months, Robocop's first suit is scrapped after a focus group deride it for looking like a toy from the 80s. That's not the end of the redesigns, however – he keeps getting tweaked and altered, all the way through the first hour's worth or so. The final version also has transformer-like capabilities, switching between a so-called "social mode" and "combat mode."
I think what we're looking at here is this "combat mode," based on how well armoured he is. I expect some CG effects will show these extra shields moving into position.
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That pic was posted to Instagram by Davor Mazumic. Quite how he managed it I do now know, but I am certainly grateful.