- A man built a Scarlett Johansson android at home
- The robot shares an uncanny similarity to the Avenger’s actress
- It is capable of moving its face and talking
- The engineer wants to write a book and share his experience with other robot enthusiasts
A man from Hong Kong is probably the number one Scarlett Johansson fan in the world!
42-year-old Ricky Ma has such an unhealthy obsession with the blonde starlet that he created an android fashion in her likeness.
Ricky Ma has spent over $50 000 and over a year and a half creating the Mark 1 version of the android. Despite the uncanny likeness Ricky has never stated that the android had been modelled after the actress.
The robot is capable of taking verbal commands through a microphone that control it’s facial “muscles.”
The facial muscles of the Robot Scarlett look like cheap animatronics from the 80s and 90s but a man’s got to start somewhere.
In an interview the inventor 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.”
He stated: "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'."
In addition to everything else Ricky’s robot is capable of speech. When Ricky compliments the robot through the microphone it is capable of answering by saying: “Hehe, thank you.”
Ricky has decided that he would like to write a book about his experience in building the robot so he could share his know-how with other enthusiasts.