Hollywood Star Robot: Winks When Hears a ComplimentStaff author: Adilia S.

A Hong Kong designer built a robot-replica of a famous actress (guess who?) in his home. The robot can converse and move. It looks like we are entering a new era. Will you be able to get anyone you fancy to be your mate (a replica version)? Would you want to?

Hollywood Star Robot

Ricky Ma, a graphic designer, has always dreamed to create his own robot. He decided to construct the bot to avoid regrets about life, Daily Mail reports.

Ma is shy about naming the Hollywood actress who was used as a model for the robot, but since he’s done a good job of building a lookalike, it’s pretty obvious. A mere glance at the bot would be enough to understand — it’s Scarlett Johansson.

The man spent around US $50,000 and had to learn programming and engineering to make the humanoid robot. 70% percent of the bot’s body is made using 3D printing technology. The robotic creature is not super smart. It gives basic responses and winks when she hears a compliment.

The name of the robot is Mark 1.

Robots Instead of Girlfriends: Legal or Not?

Step by step we are moving closer to the times that scientists warned us about, when humans are replaced by robots. This home-made robot looks pretty natural. What’s going to happen in about ten years? I believe robots will be able to do everything that we can do: talk about different issues, look after children, work, and… have sex.

I can easily imagine the time when men will order female robots to serve their needs and do whatever they wish them to perform. Perhaps, robots will be good enough substitutes of human girlfriends?

Thus, if men are unable to find their ideal partners, they can order a copy of a celebrity (or someone who took their fancy) online.

But is it legal to make a copy of a person you like? The fact that Ma used Scarlett Johansson as a model for his robot may be regarded as a violation of the star’s rights. Though this robot is quite innocent, there are different types of robots and some of them are used for sex. Right now Ma’s creation is used only for private, non-commercial purposes.

However, if Ma is able to earn money on his invention, then Scarlett would have a right to sue. As Ma admits, he struggles to find investors who would be interested in purchasing his humanoid robot and provide funding for future versions. Once the invention goes commercial, the Hollywood star would have reasonable grounds to start a lawsuit, Wired experts believe. There were precedents when stars successfully sued people trying to capitalize on their looks by creating robots and replicas.

Video: Robot looking like Scarlett Johansson moves and talks

Do you have a particular fancy about a woman or a girl? Talk to Hong Kong designer Ricky Ma, he may be able to help.

 

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Henk
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Would having sex with a robot be considered cheating? 😛

John
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People have way too much time on their hands.

shelestina
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An idea of creating a girl of your dream isn’t new. A well-known and two-thousand-years-old myth about Pygmalion and Galatea shows that people always had problems in making real relations. Somehow even stone seems to be more flexible material than human being to mold the desirable shape. Probably loving a person with all his or her good and bad features will help.

Olly H
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Everyone, not only men can dream about a robot version of Scarlett Johansson, lmao. Anyway, I think it’s not really a good idea. Haven’t you watched all these creepy horror movies about the rises of machines? These technology might be the step to the next era but for God’s sake, be careful, human race

Midori
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A little bit weird and creepy to copy an existing person like that, guy is just nerd. It’s like some kind of Frankenstein monster, robot looks really good almost like original, but those hands look deadly.

Lolo
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World, hold on! I mean, it is too much. We don’t marry all real girls, but they already offer us to live with robots. It smells not good, it look like a machine conquer. I agree, it’s funny from the one hand, but from the other… it scares me. Let’s live with real people after all.

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