Nanorobots from the NNI?

Nanorobots from the NNI?

The Nanomanufacturing Summit, held in Boston recently, was largely what you would have expected — near-term bulk-tech approaches to nanostructured materials, some interesting research aimed at new electronics, and so forth. Notable, however, was a plenary talk by M. C. Roco, who appears to have changed his tune to the extent of predicting nanorobotics and “molecular nanosystems” (see slide 5) and “Hierarchical nanomanufacturing with atomic / molecular precision” (slide 29).

Is the “nanopants winter” nearly over, then? Don’t hold your breath, but we do see signs of a thaw…

Hat tip to Howard Lovy.

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  1. Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Roco has not changed his tune. He has been using slide 5 for years. People who work with NNI say that progress is slower than this timeline. Help is on the way, however. The start of a “mesotech” paradigm that prioritizes research all the way from the atomic to the human scale, and includes the interface between nanotech and biotech is about to be more widely distributed.

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  2. Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Notable, however, was a plenary talk by M. C. Roco, who appears to have changed his tune to the extent of predicting nanorobotics and “molecular nanosystems” (see slide 5) and “Hierarchical nanomanufacturing with atomic / molecular precision” (slide 29).

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  3. […] According to Howard Lovy by way of Nanodot, a talk by Mikhail Roco at the Nanomanufacturing Summit in Boston mentioned “molecular nanosystems” (slide 5) and “Hierarchical nanomanufacturing with atomic/molecular precision” (slide 29). […]

  4. Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 9:48 am - Reply

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    “Roco has not changed his tune. He has been using slide 5 for years. People who work with NNI say that progress is slower than this timeline. Help is on the way, however. The start of a “mesotech” paradigm that prioritizes research all the way from the atomic to the human scale, and includes the interface between nanotech and biotech is about to be more widely distributed.”

    Roco needs to update his slides and his the start of mesotech is amazing! That is really an awesome research effort.

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