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nanite

(ˈnænaɪt)
n
a microscopically small machine or robot
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She highlighted the fact that nanomedicine, nanorobotics, humanoids and nanofood are the newest areas to use this breakthrough application.
Nanorobotics is gaining importance in the field of industrial robotics.
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.
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.
Current status of nanomedicine and medical nanorobotics.
Sylvain Martel and his colleagues at the NanoRobotics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Canada are using magnetic fields as well to guide medical robots but are enlisting the help of magnetic-resonance imaging machines to propel small beads through the bloodstream.
Medical nanorobotics holds the greatest promise for curing disease and extending health span.
The premier issue focuses on issues of human enhancement, including sports and enhancement research, social perspectives and genetic enhancement, virtue ethics and prenatal genetic enhancement, enhancement and its relation to eugenics, genetic enhancement and procreative autonomy, societal considerations of life span extension, medical nanorobotics, and related aging intervention research.