Our good friends Michael and Maria Start who run the House of Automata in Scotland are two of the world's foremost restorers of antique automata. Michael served as the horological and automata expert on the recent film Hugo. The couple is featured in this short BBC audio-enhanced slideshow, in which they talk about the long history of automata, their love for automata, and why other people are drawn to these mechanical wonders. Well done!
Here's where you can see the the Automata in the modern age audio-enhanced slide show.