NANO ROBOTICS

NANO ROBOTICS

Nano robotics is the emerging technological field, creating machines or robots whose components are at or close to the scale of a nanometer that is 10-9 meters more specifically, nano robotics refers to the nanotechnology engineering discipline of designing and building nano robots, with devices ranging in size from 0.1-10 micrometers and constructed of nano scale or molecular components. The nano robotics is the future of the technology. The names nanobots, nanoide, nanites, nanomachines or nanomites have been used to describe certain types of devices which is currently under research and technology.
Nano machines are largely in the research, technology and development phase, but some primitive molecular machines have been tested. An example of nano machine is a sensor having a switch approximately 1.5 nanometers across, the capable of counting specific molecules in a chemical sample. The first useful application of nano machines might be used in medical technology, which could be used to identify and destroy the cancer cells. Another potential application is the detection of toxic chemicals, and the measurements of their concentrations, in the environment. Recently, Rice University has been demonstrated a single molecule car developed by a chemical process and including bucky balls for wheels. It is actuated by monitoring the environmental temperature and by positioning a scanning tunneling microscope tip.
Fit for another definition is a robot that allows precision interactions with nano scale objects, or can manipulate with nano scale resolution. Such devices are more related to microscopy or scanning probe microscopy, instead of the description of nano robots as a molecular machine. Following the microscopy definition even a large apparatus such as an atomic force microscope can be configured to perform nano manipulation. For this perspective, macroscale robots or micro robots which can move with nano scale precision that can also be considered as nano robots.

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Udit Agarwal

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