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Ricky Ma
Founder of Mark Robotic Lab

My name is Ricky Ma (MA TSZ HANG 馬子恒),I am a native of Hong Kong. I am 43 years old and have been working in the design industry for over 26 years. I like abstract and creative paintings since the age of 3, therefore I learned handmade product skills and art painting when I was a teenager. I had also completed design courses including product design, advertising, packaging, home interior etc. I was graduated with a Bachelor degree in design.

 

My Dream
Three years ago, I noticed that there is a problem in the design industry where innovative products have short life cycles.  Finally, I discovered that the answer is "Robotic Industrial"! The idea was inspired by a Japanese comics named “Plawres Sanshiro”. When I was a child, I imagined that robots can communicate and one day they will help human to do daily works. Now, I am convinced that this is the solution to the sustainable development of new products in human society.

 

I watched the how handmade production was turned into computerized production as I was teenage observing my father’s watch factory. I learned a variety of production skill and it helped me in research and development (“R&D”) in the robotic field. In 2010, I started making a robot's head as starting to fulfill my dream. Although it produced no financial rewards, it drew much local and foreign media publicity, which subsequently, I came to know many computer program developers in exchange of different ideas. It also steered me to the direction of robotic R&D.

Dream Maker together!
Up to now, “Mark 1” development inspired me about the engineering of robotic technology includes facial expression, voice & face recognition and object tracking. There are still rooms for development and enhancement potentials. 

However, I open this platform to share my experience and my research. At the meanwhile, let other makers, programmers, engineers, students can share and upload their robot creation for online sales. It should be help to speed up the robotic industry development and economy.

Press


INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PRESS

Press


INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PRESS

 

In September 2014, I spent 18 months to make the female humanoid robot "Mark 1". It was reported internationally by different media agencies. Universities or professional institutes invited me to present my project. Within 6 months, I received enquiries from many artificial intelligence experts to display my "Mark 1" humanoid with presentation and invitation from investors. In addition, A British university used my project as their academic material and I was invited to be a member of their BSc in Digital Enterprise and Innovation Course Consultation Committee.

 
 
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UBS DISRUPTION TECHNOLOGY CEO SUMMIT 2016

Miss Amy Lo is the Head of UBS Wealth Management Greater China, Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong Branch, and a Group Managing Director at UBS. Based in Hong Kong, she has responsibility for UBS's wealth management business in the Greater China region. As the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch, she is responsible for the firm's strategic development and oversees business activities in Hong Kong.

Appreciated her invited to attend this event and thanks for her interested in my Mark 1.

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TV, MEDIA AND RADIO PRESS NEWS

Be reported internationally by different media agencies.

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SHARE TALK

Be invited for sharing my robotic experience by local universities, colleges and professional institutes.