Weird Science: REAL Flesh-Covered Robots

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Hong Kong's Ricky Ma and his lifelike robot, modeled after Scarlett Johansson.

And you thought the movie Weird Science was just science fiction. Well, in the 1980’s it was, but in the 2000’s it looks like it, or something mighty close to it, will become reality.

One such flesh-covered sex robot has been created by Ricky Ma, a young man from Hong Kong. With little knowledge of engineering, Ma actually built his own robot-version of Scarlet Johansson.

“About 70% of her body was created using 3D printing technology,” explained an article on mirror.co.uk. “When I started building it,” Ma continues, “I realised it would involve dynamics, electromechanics and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code? Additionally, I needed to build 3D models for all the parts inside the robot. Also, I had to make sure the robot’s external skin and its internal parts could fit together. When you look at everything together, it was really difficult.” Ma is hoping to sell his prototype to an investor so he can get the money to create more human-like robots. Additionally, he is planning to write a book to help other enthusiasts in their robotics endeavors.

We recently wrote about super-realistic sex robots; this new technology is going to make sex robot even more creepy.

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The real Scarlett Johansson.
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Ricky Ma’s robot version of Scarlett Johansson.

An article in the New York Post, entitled, “Congress warned that US troops could soon battle ‘Terminator’ robots,” warned that the Terminator won’t just be a movie anymore. “US troops could soon be fighting ‘The Terminator’ on the battlefield,” the article goes on to explain, and, “Experts in cyber warfare told a House committee… that they expect enemies of the US to begin using artificial intelligence in the next 10 years.” Whoa.

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Experts say that robots will soon be used in combat.

Other robotics trends include sex robots, self-driving robots that can deliver food to your door, firefighting robots, and many, many others. In fact, there are such great advances in robots these days that it is predicted that by 2050 up to 50% of jobs currently done by humans could be done by robots. Of course, that begs the question, if robots can do all that work, what work will be left for humans to do?

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