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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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His research interests include: nanomedicine, medical nanorobotics design, molecular machine systems, diamondoid mechanosynthesis (theory and experimental pathways), molecular assemblers and nanofactories, and self-replication in machine and factory systems.
Nanorobotics may be applied in the future for early detection as well as treatment of cancer.
In the next 25 years, we will learn how to augment our 100 trillion very slow interneuronal connections with high-speed virtual connections via nanorobotics.
This is the challenge that Sylvain Martel, scientific director of the new Nanorobotics Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, has chosen to tackle.
It identifies wind and wave power, health and biotechnology and hi-tech industries such nanorobotics as areas for growth.
Scientists at the NanoRobotics Laboratory at Canada's Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal have discovered a way to wirelessly steer tiny robots and other objects through the blood vessels of living creatures using the magnetic coils in MRI machines.
Using a load-drag-unload dry contact cleaning process similar to the loads acting on the gecko foot during climbing, our fully-contaminated synthetic gecko-adhesive could recover lost stickiness and lost adhesion at a rate comparable with that of the gecko," said Sitti, head of CMU's NanoRobotics Lab and a professor of mechanical engineering.
MONTREAL, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soon, drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects will no longer be an oncologist's dream but a medical reality, thanks to the work of Professor Sylvain Martel, Director of the Nanorobotics Laboratory at Polytechnique Montreal.
In this context, intelligent microengineering, built in microspaces micro miniaturized of microsystems, microproducts or micro parts integronized through rnultidisciplinary microscience-micromechanics, precision microelectronics and microelectrotechnics, micropneutronics, microhidronics and microinformatica defined micromecathronics, microrobotics and microintegronics to nanosystems, nanoproducts or nano parts integronized through multidisciplinary nanosciences-nanomechanics precision, nanoelectronics, nanoelectrics, nanorobotics and nanointeororics defined nanomechatronics, nanorobotics and nanointegronics (Gheorghe, 2006, 2007).
The first issue includes articles on: the advantages and disadvantages of human enhancement, enhancement research, enhancements in sports, prenatal genetic enhancements, enhancement as eugenics, procreative autonomy, medical nanorobotics, and societal considerations in life extension research.
Key words: multipotential fields, design of models, measurement in nanorobotics, control in nanorobotics