Nanorobotics: Applications in Bionanotechnology

Nanorobotics: Applications in Bionanotechnology

Sourabh Bansal (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch120
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Abstract

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.

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