• Short Summary

    A demonstration of a new robot which can do many things including sing and dance.

  • Description

    London.

    L/S of a stage, Bill Kellie is stood on one side. On the other side is Cygan a nine foot tall robot, he walks towards Bill. M/S as Cygan comes to a stop. C/U of Cygan's face, he turns his head from side to side and his eyes flash, the camera pans down to his hand which is holding a tin cup. M/S as Bill takes the cup out of his hand and shows the bottom which has been crushed. M/S of the audience watching. C/U of Cygan's face. M/S as Cygan's inventor, Senor Piero Fiorito of Milan, goes round the back and adjusts the control panel. C/U of his face, C/U of the panel, the camera pans up to Cygan's face again.

    M/S of Cygan on the stage, Piero walks off. Model Audrey Blakey is stood at the side of the stage. M/S of the audience, M/S of electronics designer Luciano Maritano, he is wearing headphones and sat at a control panel. M/S as Cygan starts walking towards Audrey, C/U of his big feet. M/S as he holds out his hand, Audrey steps up onto his feet and holds his arms, he puts his arms around her. C/U of a little boy watching them. M/S of Cygan and Audrey, the narrator says Cygan could have many uses including handling radioactive materials but he could also be a servant or 'obedient companion'. He can walk, talk, sing and dance. M/S of children in the audience. M/S as Cygan and Audrey dance, she is still balanced on his feet. C/U of Audrey looking up at him, M/S of the two dancing, his eyes are flashing. C/U of her feet on his, M/S as they dance.

    Note: This demonstration takes place at The British Food Fair at Olympia.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    81.04
    Media URN:
    1327
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1958
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:31:00 / 01:10:31:00
    Canister:
    CP 199

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Here's a news story telling us that Cygan was to be auctioned in September 2013.......

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23564917

    He sold on the 5th September 2013 for £17500.

  2. fraserandy says

    love this! A robot losing his temper...

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