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Dear Scarlett: You are so Beautiful—Especially as a Totally Normal 3D Printed Humanoid!

by • April 3, 2016 • No Comments


Engineer Ricky Ma with his Scarlett Johansson 3D printed humanoid.

The glamor of Hollywood—and especially starlets—has forever been enticing. Their beauty and quite own stories are absorbing to the world. And while a few of us are content with the occasional read in the grocery store line to see which white sandy beveryes our favourite actors are jet-setting off to for photo ops in itsy bitsy bikinis, or whose amazingly handa few arm they are gracing this week, a number of fans around the world get a little additional intense. From serious worship to going so far as to get plastic surgery to appear like their favourite celebrities, a fewtimes the fans in fact get their time in the press too—all due to really the ‘elevated sense’ of adoration.

And while Ricky Ma can be bringing celebrity obsession to an all-time high, he gets a few significant science cred after spending 18 months and £34,000 (which’s only of $50K USD) assembling his Scarlett Johansson cyborg. Officially referred to as the Mark 1 version, this robotic feat is in addition 70 percent 3D printed and was born on the balcony of his Hong Kong apartment.

oneTechnology aside yet, the face is ideally
uncanny in its super realism, and you can find by yourself transfixed for a while preceding you snap out of it and start considering the amount of work which went into this amazing project. No, she is not a sex doll, but she is a full-sized humanoid, with her famous curvy figure sumptuously on display in a crop top and grey skirt.

“You are so beautiful,” says her creator, as the robot smiles, revealing off which comely schoolgirl smile we all associate with Johannson. She in addition responds with a giggle and a thank you.

Mixing his passion for self-taught engineering and robotics with really an obvious affection for the blonde haired, green eyed actor, Ricky Ma imbued his Scarlett with the skill to alter facial expressions (note a few certainly ideal manufactureup too) and respond to verbal commands. The engineer states which the project was indeed quite complex to pull off, and he met with criticism of those who only may not know why he may want to turn it into such a thing. People went so far as to ask him if he were only plain stupid, wondering what he was considering spending so much money.

“I figured I should only do it when the timing is right and realize my dream. If I realize my dream, I can have no regrets in life,” the developer triumphs.

mainThe project was, in fact, such a challenge which he wants to write a book to inspire other engineers as well. His passion for robotics is obviously the stronger theme here, and was what caused him to store forging ahead actually as he met obstacles such as motors burning out and balance issues.

“When I was a child, I liked robots,” says the Hong Kong based developer. “Why? Because I liked watching animation. There were Transformers, cartoons of robots fighting every other, and games of robots.”

The robot’s skin is created with silicone, and her interior houses all the mechanics and electronics. She is able-bodied to exhibit emotion and respond to a list of rudimentary commands, as well as spouting off a few phrases. Ma’s goal is to find a partner interested in investing in this prototype. Upon receiving additional capital for his project, he hopes to create other actually additional high end robots.Product and graphic developer Ricky Ma, 42, explains the face and colour tracking functions of his life-size robot "Mark 1", versionled after a Hollywood star, in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby

To manufacture things actually a bit additional humorous, Ma has declined to say who the robot is versioned after. ScarJo, however—sporting a slight Asian accent—has a lot to say, and she’s quite technologically concerned:

“I ponder robotics is a new producing and it can assist individuals to do a few high-risk work, and go to top of the mountain and deep ocean to realize our world adventure.”

Aside of innovations being created on Hong Kong balconies, most of us at the present time are in addition eagerly soaking up details of the amazing strides scientists are producing in labs, creating actually additional, futuristic 3D printing equipment, materials, publishing results on equitething of 3D printed kidney versions to kidney tissue and a variety of other cellular structures which have us all wondering when the initially 3D printed organ for transplant can revealed.

We wonder of 3D printed homes and cars, and far-out colonies in space. And, whew, if 3D printed bombshell robots were on your ‘to watch for’ list, you can mark which off at the present time—and actually become an investor, if you are so inclined. Were you surprised to see ScarJo as a robot? Discuss in the 3D Printed ScarJo forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Sources: Daily Star; Engadget/Reuters; video of Mail Online ]

American actress, version and singer currently starring in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, Scarlett Johansson poses for a portrait, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at Sardi's in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

The real Scarlett Johannson.