A 42-year-old Hong Kong man has fulfilled his dream by building himself a robot from scratch… that happens to look a whole lot like Scarlett Johansson. Yeah…
Ricky Ma spent 18 months and over $50,000 building the robo-Scarlett. It can move its arms and legs, form detailed facial expressions and even respond to all sorts of verbal commands. For instance, if you call it “cute,” the robot will wink at you and say “Yeah, thank you.” Yeah…
In case you are interested in making your own, Ma made his Scarlett using a 70% 3D-printed “skeleton” with layers of added silicone “skin” on top, according to NetEase. Its name is actually Mark 1, and Ma refuses to say which famous actress he used as the model. It’s all very innocent, we’re sure.
“When I was a child, I liked robots,” Ma said. “I figured I should just do it when the timing is right and realize my dream. If I realize my dream, I will have no regrets in life.”
But hey, to each his own. Ma is just the latest Chinese inventor to make great strides in the field of robotics. Last year, China unveiled its new space robot that happens to look suspiciously like Iron Man:
While last August, a Shinzo Abe robot made an appearance at a Shanghai expo, bowing in apology to passersby to make up for Japan’s wartime misdeeds:
robo-Scarlett Mark 1 in action below:
[Images via NetEase]