Ricky Ma, 42, has spent more than $50,000 (£34,000) and 18 months creating his female robot prototype, Mark 1, which has the appearance of Scarlett Johanssen

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Ricky, who says there are some other few people in Hong Kong who understand his hobby, told The Mirror he always had a soft spot for robots.

"When I was a child, I liked robots. Why? Because I liked watching animation. All children loved it,"  he said.

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The Scarlett Johanssen clone has a 3D-printed skeleton beneath its silicone skin, which also covers a mechanical and electronic interior.

"When I started building it, I realised it would involve dynamics, electromechanics and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code?"

He had to spend a lot of time, energy on money to create the Robot. Despite this, he says he has no regrets about all he invested in Mark 1.

"I figured I should just do it when the timing is right and realise my dream. If I realise my dream, I will have no regrets in life."