An automaton mimics the movement of living things. It is a glorious expression of human inventiveness. Created by man for the sheer enjoyment and entertainment of his fellow creatures.
The York Museum of Automata
I ran into this video while I was browsing this website.
This is a promotional film of Museum Of Automata once located in York, England. A wonderful collection to see for automata enthusiasts and for people who wants to understand what is automata. Museum was located in York, England but was closed in 1996 and collection moved to Japan. (via The Automata Blog)