Medical Robotics

Lots of Nanotechnology But No Nanobots

Posted 6 Sep 2005 at 15:50 UTC by steve Share This

Jenny Hogan writes in her blog about the first day of EuroNanoForum 2005, where hundreds of scientists and politicians have gathered to dicuss nanotechnology in the field of medicine. In attempt to explain medical nanotechnology to politicians, one scientest used the analogy of "Indians hunting buffalos but with very tiny arrows". Most of the actual technology discussed involved nanoparticles used in drugs or as injectable material to improve scan results. There was almost no talk of nanobots and only a brief mention of research being done at the University of Glasgow to develop a nanotech chemical lab and video camera that could be swallowed like a pill. See also our previous stories on a Korean internal medical robot and similar Chinese research.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

21 Aug 2015 mwaibel (Master)
9 Aug 2015 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Aug 2015 shimniok (Journeyer)
6 May 2015 spirit (Journeyer)
28 Feb 2015 steve (Master)
19 Feb 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
14 Nov 2014 wedesoft (Master)
5 Aug 2014 svo (Master)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
Share this page