Any small (size from <1 mm to 10 cm) robot; whether autonomous or semi-autonomous, sentient, subsentient, or non-sentient; usually designed along insectomorphic lines, both externally and internally.

Insectbots have been widely employed for many thousands of years for space exploration, government and corporate surveillance, private security, scientific data and field research, service administration, corporate advertising, weapons platforms, alife embodiment, artistic and cultural design, and countless other uses. (See also Synsect.)
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 10 November 2001.