If you’re into robotics and have an extra $50,000 to burn then you can actually create your own personalized robot at home.
Meet Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old product and graphic designer residing in Hong Kong who pulled this off after 18 months and created a robot in the likeness of movie star Scarlett Johansson.
But Ma denies to name the celebrity he based his robot on, preferring to call it “Mark 1” despite its obvious and eerie similarity to the movie star.
Mark 1 has some tricks up its sleeve like introducing itself and responding to voice commands that Ma gives.
It also knows how to respond to flattery by saying “Thank you.”
Aside from this, Mark 1 can do basic facial expressions by smiling and winking its eye although this leaves much to be desired.
According to Ma, it was his childhood dream to create a humanoid robot.
“After I grew up, I wanted to make one. But during this process a lot of people would say things like ‘Are you stupid?’” he recalled.
Now, he has fulfilled his dream but it doesn’t seem like he’s stopping anytime soon as his passion for robotics and beautiful ladies has just begun.