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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 wait between nanorobotics and AGI will likely be no more than a few years.
2012), Nanorobotics and their pharmaceutical applications, Int J of Ad Biomed & Pharm Res.
For example Prof Sylvain Martel and colleagues at the NanoRobotics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada have found that they can use a magnetic device to control and command certain types of bacteria.
While much of the research on self-replication and nanorobotics is still in its infancy and primarily in national level laboratories, the next topic, information technology, is not.
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects may soon be a reality, thanks a new research by Professor Sylvain Martel, Director of the Nanorobotics Laboratory at Polytechnique Montreal.
Nanorobotics is an emerging research field and can be generally divided into two areas: nanometer-scale manipulation of nanometer-sized objects and construction of nanometer-scale robots.
Arrangement is in sections on nano-bio interfacing, nanotoxicology, clinical significance of nanosystems, medical imaging, drug delivery, response to nanomaterials, cancer therapy, quantum engines and nanomotors, and nanorobotics (e.
Envisaged applications include nanorobotics, transducers, micromachines, human-computer interfacing, and microfluidics (where tiny channels carry various liquids, usually to be mixed for reaction tightly controlled ways).
But to take that locomotion and put it to productive use for fabrication of nanoscale components, that's still a futuristic goal" Yet engineers should continue to experiment with these nanomachines to pave the way for novel discoveries in nanorobotics, Pierce says.
Andrew Hessel showcases his vision for open-source drug manufacturing and noted nanoscientist Robert Freitas details the medical future of nanorobotics.