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Meet Cygan, the 1950s robot up for auction

5 August 2013 Last updated at 00:01 BST

Fans of robots, who have a spare £12,000, have the chance to buy a piece of history in an auction at Christie's.

Cygan, a 1957 automaton, amazed audiences with his advanced technology and is part of an "Out of the Ordinary" sale scheduled for September.

Philip Hampsheir went along to get the measure of this metal masterpiece.