Ricky Ma‘s robot dream was inspired by a Japanese manga called "Plawres Sanshiro". This manga triggered him to dream about the future. He hoped he could see robots communicate with people one day and help us in daily life. In his childhood, he often followed his parents to go to industrial production lines in Hong Kong. He has experienced the era of man-made to computerized mechanical production, so he had concepts about various production techniques and skills. In order to make his childhood dream come true, he conducted research on robots while working and studying in design.
I CALL MY ROBOT "MARK 1"
“Mark 1” is not only a model number.
The name is included my last name “Ma”,
The finished month is in “Mar”,
The destrict is at “MK (short name of Mong Kok)” and
My favorite Bible verse is on “Mark” (9:23).
Mark 1 Robot was come in reality (31 March, 2016)
In 2016, it took him 18 months to finish a human like robot "Mark 1 Robot". The works have been interviewed by different news media around the world. International institutions, universities, professional colleges, etc. also invited me to give a sharing talk and asked me for a cooperation. In 2018, he was invited to give lectures and interviews on radio, television, magazines, etc. in Canada and Moscow. At the same time, a British university used his works about the studies and research of Mark 1 as academic teaching materials and also asked him to be one of the members of their course advisory group for BSc in Digital Enterprise and Innovation.