Robot Star


Product and graphic designer Ricky Ma, 42, gives a command to his life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, in his balcony which serves as his workshop in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Product and graphic designer Ricky Ma, 42, poses with his life-size humanoid “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, at a balcony which serves as his workshop in his unit at a residential flat in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, speaks and reacts after receiving a command by its creator Ricky Ma, 42, a product and graphic designer, during a demonstration in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Verbal commands are listed on a laptop computer for Ricky Ma, 42, a product and graphic designer, to control his life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



The body of a life-size robot named “Mark 1” containing silicone, 3D printing parts and motors, is seen in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, bends forward after receiving a command by its creator Ricky Ma, 42, a product and graphic designer, during a demonstration in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, responds with a blink after receiving a command by its creator Ricky Ma, 42, a product and graphic designer, during a demonstration in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Product and graphic designer Ricky Ma, 42, holds 3D-printed parts beside a robot he modelled after a Hollywood star, in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



Product and graphic designer Ricky Ma, 42, explains the face and colour tracking functions of his life-size robot “Mark 1”, modelled after a Hollywood star, in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)



A life-size robot named “Mark 1”, built by product and graphic designer Ricky Ma, 42, is seen in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2016. Ma, a robot enthusiast, spent a year-and-a half and more than HK$400,000 ($51,000) to create the humanoid robot, which is modelled after a Hollywood star, to fulfil his childhood dream. The eyes of the robot include face and color tracking functions. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)





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