Automaton Metropolis

Machine that imitates the figure and movement of an animated being. The first automatons date back to Ancient Egypt (2500 BC) and to China and Japan (2000 BC), where emperors and priests used mechanical automatons as a way to have power over an ignorant people. Over time the mechanisms were improved, and in the 18th century, thanks to advances in clockmaking, more perfect automatons were made by watchmakers such as Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721) or the watchmaker and magician Robert Houdin, born in 1805.

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Metropolis:

Directed in 1927 by the German director Fritz Lang, this is one of the first science fiction films featuring a robot. Although its message is controversial, it is still considered one of the great masterpieces of cinema. In 2008 the original versión, missing during more than 80 years, was discovered in Buenos Aires.