The Stuff Of Nightmares: Futuristic & Sophisticated Mechanical Bugs

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How many of you are scared of the creepy crawlies, the lifeforms that have too many legs for their own good? We’re sure that some of you may have an entomologist gene in you, or will deny being irked by bugs, but what if they suddenly turned mechanical?

Actually, they will look really, really cool!

Tiny Robot Mosquito Drones

Here are just 25 of some amazingly sophisticated designs of bugs. Nothing can beat millions of years of nature’s work of course but darn it, some of these designs look like they came out of a science fiction movie, or should be part of one!

Although beautiful, these bugs could actually become fodder for nightmares, one that involes them taking over our world. Until then, let’s gawk at their amazing and intricate structure, and convince ourselves that we still have a sizable upper hand over them. (If they fly, we’re out of here!)

Insect Robot. (Image Source: pysgxs)

Insect Robot

Steampunk Ladybird. (Image Source: HDWallpapers)

Steampunk Ladybird

Robo Ant. (Image Source: abhijith vb)

Robo Ant

Electronic Ant. (Image Source: Luca di Filippo)

Electronic Creature

Robo Fly. (Image Source: Anthony)

Robo Fly

Steampunk Fly. (Image Source: Anthony)

Steampunk Fly

Steampunk Firefly. (Image Source: Rowdy Huizer)

Steampunk Firefly

Robot Scissor Bug. (Image Source: gregknightart)

Robot Scissor Bug

Steampunk Scorpion. (Image Source: CatherinetteRings)

Steampunk Scorpion

Robot Bug. (Image Source: The Wallpaper)

Robot Bug

Robotic Beetle. (Image Source: Anthony)

Robotic Beetle

Mechanical Mosquito. (Image Source: Billy Bon)

Mechanical Mosquito

Tiny Robot Mosquito Drones. (Image Source: hoax or fact)

Tiny Robot Mosquito Drones

Mosquito Prototype. (Image Source: Anthony)

Mosquito Prototype

Robotic Creature. (Image Source: Andrew Serkin)

Robotic Creature

Mech Spider. (Image Source: Nick Hepburn)

Mech Spider

Robot Spider. (Image Source: hdw)

Robot Spider

Robot Bee. (Image Source: Bahay ni Leonp)

Robot Bee

Metal Dragonfly. (Image Source: A-GC Wallpaper)

Metal Dragonfly

Mechanisoptera Dragonflies. (Image Source: Arthrobots)

Mechanisoptera Dragonflies

Rutelidae Scarab Bettle. (Image Source: Insect Lab)

Rutelidae Scarab Bettle

A Mechanical Gnat. (Image Source: JM Gershenson-Gates)

A Mechanical Gnat

Clockwork Spider. (Image Source: JM Gershenson-Gates)

Clockwork Spider

Metal Spider. (Image Source: Delawarobot)

Metal Spider

Giant Mechanical Spider. (Image Source: conceptrends)

Giant Mechanical Spider

Author:

Kay is a tech-savvy and regular writer at Hongkiat.com. He also maintains K-Director, a technology blog. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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