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Man Builds 'Scarlett Johansson' Robot from Scratch to 'Fulfil Childhood Dream'

Accepted submission by Phoenix666 at 2016-04-01 13:15:45
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A humanoid obsessive has built an incredibly realistic female robot from scratch [mirror.co.uk] - and it's got more than a passing resemblance to Avengers star Scarlett Johansson [mirror.co.uk].

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 [mirror.co.uk], 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.

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.


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