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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".
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The Korean government has listed new economic engines - Information Technology (IT), biotechnology, nanobots and nanotechnology (in general), biochemistry, special textiles and new medical technologies, batteries and LEDs.
That's why he's bullish on solar power, artificial intelligence, nanobots and 3-D printing.
Initial experiments proved the nanobots capable of transporting small objects and building bridges from Y-shaped rods, raising hopes that future injectible versions could construct an entire medical device while floating within the bloodstream.
As nanobots regulate our immune systems, race and gender disappear, and we finally upload our minds to computers: What will we have done?
Known as LiquidSoundz, the breakthrough paint n play technology uses embedded nanobots to convert signals from audio devices, which are transmitted via a downloadable app known as the Wall of Soundz.
He then shifted his vision from vast to small, imagining how super-tiny machines could build whatever we needed molecule by molecule, including more of themselves--self-replicating nanobots, as they came to be known.
These "self-replicating" nanobots could get out of control and swallow the world in a wave of unstoppable "grey-goo.
And since those copies would also make copies, the process could continue exponentially until all the atoms on Earth are used as raw materials for nanobots - a seething planet of robotic grey goo.
It won't be very long before we have robots that are nanobots, meaning they will actually be inside the body without tethers," said Dr.
I promise that in 20 years, when the new ASAM members who follow me are using nanobots to fix dysfunctional brain receptors, I will do the same for them.
Further down, if you'd been in the Ritz Carlton that day, you'd have seen the cover of Michael Crichton's bestselling novel Prey: a black, buzzing cloud of tiny escaped nanobots darkening the sky like a Biblical plague; and an image from the new genetic engineering horror flick Splice: a bald, hoofed, three-fingered humanoid with huge blank eyes and a perky tail, crawling on top of a lab table.
Just as the relatively simple DNA molecule is the basis for the complexities of life, primitive DNA walking skills could provide the foundational knowledge needed to create future armies of nanobots.