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A small robot designed to replicate insect functionality

Insectoid denotes any creature or object that shares a similar body or traits with common earth insects and arachnids. The term is a combination of "insect" and "-oid" (a suffix denoting similarity).

In technology, insectoid robots such as hexapods have been designed for scientific or military uses. Research continues to miniaturize these robots to be used as flying spies or scouts.[1] Insectoid features may also increase the effectiveness of robots in traversing various terrains.[2]

Insect-like creatures have been a part of the tradition of science fiction and fantasy. In the 1902 film

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[7] novels.Ender's Orson Scott Card and the "buggers" in [6] novelStarship Troopers's Robert A. Heinlein Later depictions of the hostile insect aliens include the antagonists in [5].damsel in distress In the pulp fiction novels, insectoid creatures were frequently used as the antagonists threatening the [4] novel.Star Maker incorporates insectiods in his 1937 Olaf Stapledon [3]

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