Man Builds ‘Scarlett Johansson’ Robot And It’s Scarily Lifelike

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TN Note: Designer Ricky Ma is not a robotics scientist or an engineer, but as a graphic designer, he had a passion to create a life-like robot. About 70 percent of this robot was created using 3D printing technology.

Ricky Ma has dreamed of designing a humanoid since he was little after becoming obsessed with robots and animation.

A humanoid obsessive has built an incredibly realistic female robot from scratch – and it’s got more than a passing resemblance to Avengers star Scarlett Johansson.

Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old product and graphic designer, has spent more than $50,000 (£34,000) and a year and a half creating the female robot prototype, Mark 1.

The designer confirmed the scarily lifelike humanoid had been modelled on a Hollywood star, but wanted to keep her name under wraps.

It responds to a set of programmed verbal commands spoken into a microphone and has moving facial expressions, but Ricky says creating it wasn’t easy.

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He said he was not aware of anyone else in Hong Kong building humanoid robots as a hobby and that few in the city understood his ambition.

Ricky said: “When I was a child, I liked robots. Why? Because I liked watching animation. All children loved it. There were Transformers, cartoons about robots fighting each other and games about robots.

“After I grew up, I wanted to make one. But during this process, a lot of people would say things like, ‘Are you stupid? This takes a lot of money. Do you even know how to do it? It’s really hard’.”

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It appears like how it is described, an obsession, not connected with technocratic
planning, but we don’t know that. If I were the actress, I would be appalled. The fellow couldn’t think of something sustainable to do for his community, just this? Crazy.