Man builds £35,000 celebrity robot

Ricky Ma spent over £35,000 on building the robot Credit: Reuters

A designer in Hong Kong has fulfilled a life-long dream by building a humanoid robot with a striking resemblance to a Hollywood celebrity.

Ricky Ma, 42, spent over £35,000 over one-and-a-half years to create the life-size robot from scratch on the balcony of his home.

Ricky calls the female robot Mark 1, modelled after a Hollywood star whose name he wants to keep under wraps.

It responds to a set of programmed verbal commands spoken into a microphone.

Some people have suggested the robot resembles A-list celebrity Scarlett Johansson.