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Topic: Nanobots

In the News (Mon 18 Feb 19)

  Trapholt - Nanobots
Nanobots is an interactive installation intended to involve the visitors in an experience of being pursued and monitored by robots.
Nanobots has been created by the German group of artists, BBM, as a contribution to the debate on surveillance of the human body.
Nanobots is the artists’ attempt to translate such theories to a room of experiences.
www.trapholt.dk /printpage.asp?id=591   (376 words)

 Nanorobot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nanobot is a nanotechnological robot nanomachine, also called a nanite, which is a mechanical or electromechanical device whose dimensions are measured in nanometres (millionths of a millimeter, or units of 10
These nanorobot swarms, both those which are incapable of replication (as in utility fog) and those which are capable of unconstrained replication in the natural environment (as in grey goo and its less common variants) are found in many science fiction stories, such as the nanoprobes in Star Trek and nanobots in Andromeda.
The word "nanobot" (also "nanite", "nanot", "nanogene", "sub-atomic robot", or "microbot") is often used to indicate this fictional context and is an informal or even pejorative term to refer to the engineering concept of nanorobots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nanobot   (448 words)

 Telegraph | Connected | Could nanobots destroy us?
The nanobots are coming - a swarm of invisible machines that consume all in their path to build more of their kind, eventually subsuming the world in a grey tide.
Thus a nanobot would not have a smooth surface, like the ones we are familiar with, but an eggbox-like texture.
Unless the nanobot works in a vacuum, it would be buffeted by air molecules, as well as those of whatever it is grazing on.
www.telegraph.co.uk /connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2003/07/10/ecfnano09.xml&sSheet=/connected/2003/07/10/ixconn.html   (1382 words)

 Nanotechnology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here, science has reached a point at which the boundaries separating discrete disciplines become blurred, and it is for precisely this reason that nanotechnology is also referred to as a convergent technology.
An often cited worst-case scenario is "grey goo", a hypothetical substance into which the surface objects of the earth might be transformed by self-replicating nanobots running amok, a process which has been termed global ecophagy.
Nanobots in the CGI-Animated Show Max Steel, which allow a man to change his appearance and have superhuman powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nano_technology   (3114 words)

Nanobots will need to be built an atom or molecule at a time, or by beams "painting" with metals and hard oxides, or by custom enzymes acting as construction hands for us, or by much smaller lithography (printing) than we do now.
Flexible nanobots you can "talk to" and re-program to do different jobs are much farther in the future, and it is anybody's guess whether arbitrarily programmable behavior will be built in bio-organisms or inorganic nano-machines first.
Nanobots are all surface and almost no volume, so they will be extremely weak in stored power, and tend to be "tactile" about what they do.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /askasci/eng99/eng99257.htm   (929 words)

 Auno.org - Nano Listings
Nanobots make repairs on your android, healing 100...
The nanobots create the shell of an early prototyp...
The nanobots create the shell of a robot for the E...
auno.org /ao/nanos.php?prof=engineer   (2459 words)

 Halfbakery: Nanobots 3D Display aka Shape Shifting
Nanobots 3D Display is the true 3D simulator that doesn’t rely on optical illusion.
This 8 polygon-pixels resolution prototype consists of 8 such nanobots that are capable of arranging themselves on command in space, and therefore simulating objects in 3D.
As for giving intelligence to the nanobots, most of the computation will be done externally, and the information is beamed directly into the nanos.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Nanobots_203D_20Display_20aka_20Shape_20Shifting   (915 words)

 The Nanotechnology Myth
Nanobots would most likely be even slower than the aforementioned technologies; electroplating and nickel vapour deposition pour on atoms as quickly as they can bond to the underlying material, and nanobots would only add complexity to this process.
In other words, the normal radiative heat flux on the tiny shell of an exposed nanobot in space (depending on its proximity to the nearest star) might very well be enough to fry its innards (this is a problem for the idea of solar-powered nanobots in space; their fuel source may destroy them).
Nanobots would still be vulnerable to various countermeasures, it's difficult to tell whether an area is clean, and it would be difficult to regain control if they get out of containment, thus forcing you to employ the same countermeasures yourself.
www.stardestroyer.net /Empire/Tech/Myths/Nanotech.html   (3776 words)

 The Naked Scientists Science Discussion Forum - The Next 50 Years.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After destroying the earth, all it would take is one meteor to collide with the mass of nanobots and eject a single nanobot into space, which would later be sucked in by the pull of another planet and restart the process...
The difference between nanobots and dna is that dna is very fussy about the conditions required for replication.
The only way to stop the nanobots would be to build a different one which would break down the existing nanobots (and not be broken down by the existing nanobots).
www.thenakedscientists.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1321   (964 words)

 Nanotechnology: Nanobots Not Needed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nanobots are not needed for manufacturing, but continued misunderstanding may hinder research into highly beneficial technologies and discussion of the real dangers.
But all these ideas merged with the nanobot concept, plus a heavy dose of science fiction, to create the idea of a single machine that could do it all—and might run wild, turning the world into a “gray goo” of self-copies.
In the long term, some products of molecular manufacturing systems could be nanobots (e.g., for medical use), but these are not envisioned to be metabolizing or self-replicating (at least not by credible researchers).
www.crnano.org /BD-Nanobots.htm   (630 words)

 ISP301: Timothy Dillon
The term nanobot comes from the nanometer which is one billionth of a meter.
Nanobots have a wide range of use in almost any technological application including a rather scary thought of human-machine melding.
The plan is to program the nanobot's software for self-destruction after so many nanobots are created, if too many nanobots are in the same vicinity, or based on other conditions that fit the job site.
www.albany.edu /~td1070/TMP10E.htm   (606 words)

 Howard Lovy's NanoBot
Nanobots Not Needed, declares the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology.
The word "nanobot" is often used as a term of derision by those who now set the agenda, but CRN needs to get a bit of perspective and stop hanging around those who only speak nanotech-ese.
Nanobot is a cool word (if I do say so myself), and it should be embraced when speaking to the general public.
nanobot.blogspot.com /2005/03/nanobots-are-needed.html   (1423 words)

 Nanotechnology Special
Nanobots are the workhorses of the nano-manufacturing world.   They are, as the name implies, nanometer-scale robots that use tiny arms to pick up and move atoms and tiny electronic brains to direct the process.  There are two basic types of nanobots: general assemblers and a special class of assemblers known as self-replicators.
Everything in the physical world is made of atoms.  Nanobots manipulate atoms.  Thus nanobots could in principle make anything from apples to airplanes.  Nanobots will probably be made from carbon nanotubes, a new form of carbon that is astonishingly versatile.
Specialized nanobots dumped into an oil spill, a toxic-waste site or even a polluted stream could seek out and find dangerous molecules, remover them or change their chemical structure one by one to render them harmless - or even beneficial.
claweb.cla.unipd.it /home/mcanapero/nanotech.htm   (360 words)

 Getting Real (Over Coffee): The Nanobots are Coming
Within 20 years, Kurzweil says advances in nanotechnology, the science of the extremely tiny, will have permitted the creation microscope robots that can be injected into the bloodstream and repair any tissue.
Nanobots, as he calls them, which will be about the size of a red blood cell, can be injected by the millions into the bloodstream where they will go around and repair anything within us that is damaged.
Although most people say they do not want to die, most people accept it as inevitable and would be loathe to extend their lives much beyond current limits.
wilstar.com /OverCoffee/blog/2005/02/nanobots-are-coming.html   (644 words)

 Nano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This tendency of the nanobots to try to emulate humans is considered to be a big problem, and, therefore, Dr. Richards is disgusted when it happens once again.
She zaps the nanobots with a charge of electricity, causing them to return to their dust-like state, and then leaves the room in disgust.
After she leaves the room, the nanobots take the opportunity to break out of the containment vessel and flow out of the lab through the air ducts.
www.ninjaturtles.com /cartoon/2003/synopses/05.html   (805 words)

 ImmInst.org -> Tim Fonseca - Digital Artwork of Future Worlds
Millions of these nanobots are in contact with one another, and with brain cells, creating a secondary gestalt mind.
One of the problems with using arterial submarine-like nanobots, is that the very fast flowing blood/plasma current would push them downstream, out of control.
One way to solve this problem is to have some of the nanobots stick to the walls of arteries by using sticker feet; hence StickerBots.
www.imminst.org /forum/index.php?s=&act=ST&f=67&t=1526&   (378 words)

 Earth: Final Conflict: Episode Information: Street Chase
At the Resistance lair, J Street (Melinda Deines) attempts to uncover the formula for Taelon core energy, when several electronic microbes called "nanobots" leap from her computer terminal onto her arm.
Wrapping her arm in an ice pack to temporarily deactivate the nanobots, she tells Renee they are capable of a video link, allowing Sandoval to watch her every move, and by association, the Resistance.
Tracking the nanobots, Sandoval assumes that Street is onboard the shuttle, which hurtles on a collision course with the Mothership.
www.efc.com /episodes/ep415.html   (715 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Once a threshold value of nanobots have stopped at this point, a corresponding number are sent to swim back up stream in the blood.
Once a critical mass of nanobots are are attached upstream of the tumor site, they start trying to detect concentrations of the pre-use form of the drug.
The decision to release the second catalyst is a fuzzy logic choice with the furry terms the concentration of the active drug, and the number of nanobots after the current nanobot.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /instruct/juell/cs724s00/class/temp   (363 words)

 i-Newswire.com - Press Release And News Distribution - Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project
The nanobots are injected into the blood stream to locate and collect infected tissue.
While attempting to deliver medicine to these sites, the nanobots are attacked by white blood cells in the patient's immune system.
To put it very simply, a computer program written by Team ContAInment tells the nanobots to move up, down, left or right or to follow any other variety of instructions in reaction to what they encounter in the simulated environment.
i-newswire.com /pr20187.html   (769 words)

 NanoPaint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A "Color Computer" sends a signal to the nanobots through an "application rod," which is dipped in the solution.
Color change is communicated from one nanobot to the other, so long as they're connected via the conductive coating.
These nanobots in turn pass along the color scheme information to the others.
www.panpub.com /traveller/equipment/nanopaint.html   (328 words)

 The Nitpickers Site: Television Nitpick - Red Dwarf: General for Season 8
If this is true then when the crew is resurrected by the nanobots there should be 2 Kochanskis, the original and the one from the other dimension.
Could it be that as the nanobots are fully aware that there is already a Kochanski on board (albeit not the original)they simply didn't see the need to recreate another copy of her?Maybe they realised they'd caused enough trouble already.
The nanobots could have taken that data and dropped it into the brains of the bodies they made for the people.
www.nitpickers.com /tv/nitpick.cgi?np=332   (366 words)

 Corporate Mentality by Steven Piziks - Baen Books
Lance Michaels was a very valuable person, since he had grown up with a body filled with "nanobots", which he could send out of his body in invisible swarms, still under his control, and reprogram a rogue "hive" out of existence.
Sent to defuse a hive that has taken over an entire planet, he finds that a psychotic child with control over nanobots like his own is controlling the hive, and she takes Lance over, and prepares to send nanobots out from the planet to control the entire human-occupied galaxy.
They have not only inherited their father's mental control of nanobots, but can also download their personalities into the nanobots and swap personalities at will.
www.baen.com /blurbs/0671578111.htm   (206 words)

 Gear Live | Are Nanobots The Key To Immortality?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rather than chasing the fountain of youth, however, Ray believes that nanobots are the secret ingredient needed to keep a person alive forever - barring a major accident.
Nanobots are microscopic robots which are the size of a human blood cell.
I do see these nanobots as being a great way to take care of cancer and other diseases, but I belive the true key to immortality is something different.
www.gearlive.com /index.php/news/article/nanobots_key_immortality_02181219   (633 words)

 Fool.com: Attack of the Nanobots! [Commentary] October 19, 2004
It might have been fiction, but it was enough for the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, to call upon scientists to approach nano with caution.
The idea of nanobots, or self-assembling machines, is not fiction, but it is as yet an unproven idea.
That is why we have nothing to fear from the technology being produced in the nanobiotech sector from companies such as Flamel Technologies (Nasdaq: FLML) with Medusa, American Pharmaceutical Partners (Nasdaq: APPX) with Abraxane, Advanced Magnetics (AMEX: AVM) with Combidex, and others with their patented nanobio developments.
www.fool.com /news/commentary/2004/commentary04101903.htm   (1245 words)

 Luminescent Nanobots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nanobots are placed all over the body and given small, secret places to go back and recharge.
The nanobots, when called upon, light up like fireflys.
Also, the bots can go to one place, shall we say the hand, and put all the light there.
www.angelfire.com /rpg/siva69/RPGProjectCybernetics/luminescbots.htm   (54 words)

 Economic Growth and Nanobots and Nanotechnology
Nanobots are miniature robots that work on the scale of atoms and molecules.
Nanobotech focuses on the various applications for which nanobots can be used.
Nanotechnology is the required attributes to form things by sequentially positioning small numbers of atoms and micro-scale materials.
www.nanobotech.com   (1154 words)

 Anarchy Arcanum - Your Rubi-Ka travelguide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Nanobots are a bit expensive, so you might have to fork up quite a lot of cash, if you intend to make a whole set.
The QL of the Nanobots must be at least 90% of that of the armor base, in our case, QL180 Nanobots will do the trick for our QL200 soon-to-be-boosted Head armor although higher is never wrong.
Metamorphing nanobots are used to change the look of things - and sometimes also the properties and abilities of those things.
www.anarchyarcanum.com /armor_barter.html   (955 words)

 Responsible Nanotechnology: Cure aging with nanobots?
The second bridge is about bio-engineering and how we will soon be able to grow a new heart in situ, or be vaccinated against diseases that kill millions of people, such as cancer.
The third bridge is where we step into more familiar Kurzweil territory: it is about the benefits of technologies such as nanobots, strong artificial intelligence and full-immersion virtual reality...
We hope that Kurzweil and Grossman are right, and that effective anti-senescence treatments will be available to all at modest prices in the not too distant future (hopefully soon enough for you and me).
crnano.typepad.com /crnblog/2005/07/cure_aging_with.html   (599 words)

 PhysOrgForum Science, Physics and Technology Discussion Forums -> how can nanobots operate, they are so small
i know nanobots work and quite well, but im just amased by the fact that they have computerised systems onboard and they are nearly inteligent yet they are so small.
Computers think as insects do.This is as the simulations between exos-shelled creatures and a computer, which is still exos-shell are the same.
It would be a surprising venture, to have the nanobots attack one of the workers and then only feel the need to engineer a fix?
forum.physorg.com /index.php?showtopic=1908&view=getlastpost   (664 words)

 Anarchy Mainframe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The body of the engineer becomes a living beacon that can be to warp other players to the location of the engineer.
Because it is not always wise to travel with a pet that has an active Intrusive Aura running, this nano program will allow...
The engineer is able to set up an energized shield around their pet that provides the pet with a 25% innate resistance to...
www.aodb.info /nanolist.aspx?Type=&Profession=Engineer   (1883 words)

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