These beautiful insect/robot sculptures are the creation of Insect Lab aka Mike Libby. Mike once found a dead beetle and noticed how its moving parts sort of resembled a mechanical structure, so he decided to combine the two. This is what he has to say about Robots and insects:
“Robot-like insects and insect-like robots are the stuff of science fiction and science fact.
Often in science fiction, insects are frequently featured as robotic critters. There are many examples in TV, movies, video games, comic books, even on album covers. From Cronos to The Golden Compass, the insect/robot archetype has been used, re-used and re-imagined countless times.”
We think they are beautiful despite being slightly gross, & they are definetely fuelling our Entomology obsession!