The BBC has a wonderful story about a working robot being brought out of his creator's garage for the first time in over 40 years. Tony Sale trained pilots on the use of radar, and in 1950 built 'George' out of pieces of a crashed bomber. This is actually Mr Sale's fifth George and has light-sensitive eyes.
Mr Sale sounds like a jolly interesting chap; he was involved in the rebuild of the Bletchley Park Colossus and was a founder of the National Museum of Computing there. It's heartwarming to know he's kept George all these years.