These awesome mechanical figures are the work of South Korean artist Wang Zi Won, who designs and constructs “intricate mechanical figures of Buddha and bodhisattva that appear to be lost in meditation or enlightenment.”

The electrically-powered figures are fused with numerous mechanical components which at times resemble halos or lotus flowers and simultaneously move the humanoid figures through repetitive motions. The artist says his intention is to examine a future where humans and technology merge, something he views in a particularly positive light.

Head over to Colossal to learn more about Wang Zi Won's incredible creations and watch a couple videos of them in action. These amazing automatons look like they'd fit right into some sort of futuristic biomechanical anime, so we're delighted to learn that they really do move.