mark 1 robot

Ricky Ma, an inventor, and the maker has built a more human-looking robot from scratch that looks, curiously enough, almost exactly like Scarlett Johansson. It took an almost year and a half to build the robot at his Hong Kong apartment. The face of the droid, looks exactly, the most realistic rendered part of the robot.

After spending $50,000 on the robot, Ma realized his goal. He named the prototype as 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 Ma Mark 1While it may look eerily like her, the Mark I does not possess her acting chops. 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.

“I figured I should just do it when the timing is right and realise my dream,” Ma told Reuters. “If I realise my dream, I will have no regrets in life.” Ma hopes to sell his prototype to an investor and use the funds to build more and better robots.