Man builds Scarlett Johansson Robot

[Programmed To Wink When He Tells Her She's Cute]

Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma has realized his childhood dream at the age of 42, by successfully constructing a life-sized robot from scratch on the balcony of his home.

He spent more than $50,000 (£34,000) and a year and a half creating the female robot prototype, Mark 1.

The robot is comprised of a 3D-printed skeleton supporting the various electronic and mechanical bits with everything wrapped in a pliable silicone skin.

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’.”

The robot currently only offers a set of canned phrases and movements in response to verbal commands, though that’s still really impressive considering that Ma is completely self-taught.

He has even programmed her to wink when he tells her she is beautiful

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Source: Reuters | Via: Mirror
Posted on : 02 Apr 2016 @ 09:11

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