Hong Kong designer constructs life-sized robot

Beijing, April 2 (IANS) A Hong Kong product and graphic designer has constructed a life-sized robot from scratch.

Ricky Ma, 42, took 18 months and spent over $50,000 to build the female robot prototype modelled after American actress Scarlett Johansson, the People’s Daily reported on Saturday.

The robot can respond to a set of programmed verbal commands spoken into a microphone.

The prototype has blonde hair and green eyes and wears a grey skirt and a cropped top

Besides simple movements of its arms and legs, turning its head and bowing, Ma’s robot can form detailed facial expressions.

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