Nanorobotics is a young and a challenging discipline of nanotechnology that is related to the design and simulation of robots or nonbiological machines on the scale of a nanometer (10-9 meter/1billionth of a meter). Nanorobotics is also termed as the science of studying nanomachines, commonly known as Nanorobots (nanobots or nanoids), which are in the range of 0.1-10 micrometres.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI): The process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistor-based circuits into a single chip.
Nanomachine: Devices, such as electronic circuits, from single atoms and molecules based on nanotechnology.
Nanophotonic: The study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale.
Blood Glucose Level (BGL): The concentration of glucose in the blood, measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL): It is used as a design-entry language for field-programmable gate arrays and application-specific integrated circuits in electronic design automation of digital circuits.
Nanoparticles: A microscopic particle whose size is measured in nanometres (nm). It is defined as a particle with at least one dimension <100nm.
Nanoscale: Occurring on a scale of nanometers.