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  1. Shithead

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    Scarlett Johansson fan creates a working replica ROBOT of the Hollywood star... which he has programmed to wink when he tells her she's cute


    A graphic designer has created a life-like replica of actress Scarlett Johansson - which winks and giggles when he tells her she's cute.
    Like many children with imaginations fired by animated films, Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamed of building his own one day.
    Unlike most of the others, however, he has realised his childhood dream at the age of 42, by successfully constructing a life-sized robot from scratch on the balcony of his home.
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    The life-size robot was created by Hong Kong designer Ricky Ma, based on a famous Hollywood actress. Although he refuses to say who his inspiration was, it bears uncanny similarities to Scarlett Johansson
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    Wearing a crop top and grey dress, the robot moves and functions in a spookily life-like human manner
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    Ma, a graphic designer, was inspired to build the robot after growing up watching animated films as a child
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    Named Mark 1, Ma has programmed her to wink and say 'thank you' when he tells her she is beautiful
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    Though Ma has refused to divulge who he built the robot based on, it looks eerily similar to Scarlett Johansson
    The fruit of his labours of a year-and-a-half, and a budget of more than $50,000, is a female robot prototype he calls the Mark 1.
    He admits it is modelled after a Hollywood star, but says he does not want to name her. She responds to a set of programmed verbal commands spoken into a microphone.

    '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,' said Ma, who had to learn about fields completely new to him before he could build the complex gadget.
    Besides simple movements of its arms and legs, turning its head and bowing, Ma's robot, which has dark blonde hair and liquid eyes, and wears a grey skirt and cropped top, can create detailed facial expressions.
    In response to the compliment, 'Mark 1, you are so beautiful', its brows and the muscles around its eyes relax, and the corners of its lips lift, creating a natural-seeming smile, and it says, 'Hehe, thank you.'
    Video also shows him telling her she looks 'cute', to which she responds by saying 'thank you' and giving him a wink.
    A 3D-printed skeleton lies beneath Mark 1's silicone skin, wrapping its mechanical and electronic parts. About 70 percent of its body was created using 3D printing technology.
    Ma's journey of creation was a lonely one, however. He said he did not know of anyone else in the former British colony who builds humanoid robots as a hobby and few in the city understood his ambition.
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    Ma spent a year-and-a-half constructing the Johansson robot from scratch, costing him $50,000
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    Ma's pet dog stares up at his owner and his life size Scarlett Johansson robot
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    Ma admits it is modelled after a Hollywood star, but says he does not want to name her
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    A 3D-printed skeleton lies beneath Mark 1's silicone skin, wrapping its mechanical and electronic parts
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    Remarkably, around 70 percent of the Johansson robot's body is created using 3D printers
    '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,'' Ma said.
    He adopted a trial-and-error method in which he encountered obstacles ranging from frequent burnt-out electric motors to the robot losing its balance and toppling over.
    'When you look at everything together, it was really difficult,' said Ma, who had to master unfamiliar topics from electromechanics to programming along the way, besides learning how to fit the robot's external skin over its components.
    Ma, who believes the importance of robots will only grow, hopes an investor will buy his prototype, giving him the capital to build more, and wants to write a book about his experience, to help other enthusiasts.
    The rise of robots and artificial intelligence are among disruptive labour market changes that the World Economic Forum projects will lead to a net loss of 5.1 million jobs over the next five years.
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    Verbal commands used to control the life-size robot are listed on a laptop computer
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    Ma, who believes the importance of robots will only grow, hopes an investor will buy his prototype
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    Ma had to master unfamiliar topics from electro mechanics to programming in order to realise his dream
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    Ma used trial-and-error to overcome problems that included balancing the robot on her two feet
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    Ma, 42, poses next to the face of his life-size Scarlett Johansson robot he has named Mark 1
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    3D printers were used to build the robot, including a life-size rib cage and pelvic bones
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    Prototype drawings showing the robot from Iron Man lie scattered on the floor of Ma's home in Hong Kong
     
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    Jesus :jj:
     
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    Can you have sex with it?
     
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    the torso is too long and the arms are ridic long.
     
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    You just know he's fucking that thing. Is fuck robots what you meant in the thread title?
     
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    That's a.. shockingly realistic face. I guess I was expecting to see something like this

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    There's no other purpose for making it.....

    The way they eyelid moves, imagine the snapper
     
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    :drool:
     
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    The robot won't blow you either..
     
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    The article makes it seem like he isn't a robotics expert, and that he basically did it for fun.

    He spent $50k + learned how to build a robot from scratch just to be able to fuck it.

    Is that more of an investment than just getting a real girlfriend? At least his robot girlfriend won't bust his balls.
     
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    Convenient belly button puss. The guys a vaginieer. (note the Beth hands)
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    "We can make her better."
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    It's not that realistic. When he talks to her, she doesn't ignore him.
     
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    Would smash...
     
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    It doesn't look like Scarlett Johansen... But it has better feet than Beff....:happyhappy: