nanobot


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to nanobot: nanotechnology

nanobot

(robotics)
/nan"oh-bot/ A robot of microscopic proportions, presumably built by means of nanotechnology. As yet, only used informally (and speculatively!). Also called a "nanoagent".
References in periodicals archive ?
The soccer-playing nanobots needed to be fast, agile, and capable of manipulating objects.
But, if one nanobot could build another, then a billion nanobots could become a billion billion little workers in 60 seconds.
The Re-Mission 2: Nanobot s Revenge app, developed with support from Cigna, is just one of six ground-breaking Re-Mission 2 online games designed by HopeLab to help young cancer patients fight their disease.
His latest mission is to stop megalomaniac Ian McShane (that's right, the bloke who played Lovejoy) from threatening world peace with an army of nanobots.
When a scientist, Dr Connors (Martin Donovan), threatens world peace with his amazing invention of a nanobot army, Cody is sent undercover to befriend Connor's daughter Natalie (Hilary Duff) and use her to get close to her megalomaniac father (Ian McShane).
The researchers claim that unlike earlier attempts, their nanobot does not wander aimlessly back and forth, fall off its track or destroy its track as it walks.
You have to have a ball bearing before you can build a automobile, and you have to have a NanoArrayer before you can build a nanobot.
Lovy's popular blog, Howard Lovy's NanoBot (http://nanobot.
The Foresight Institute Prize in Communication was awarded to Howard Lovy, nanotechnology journalist and author of the popular NanoBot Blog.
Engineers won't have to figure out how to tell each little nanobot in a swarm where to go and how to get there, and none of the parts can get lost or go wild.
Nugen's multidisciplinary lab at Cornell University is currently working on advancing this nanobot platform, which may end up being commercialized as a portable kit, rather than a test for a traditional lab setting.