Comment on "Nanorobotics control design: A collective behavior approach for medicine"

A. S.G. Curtis, Adriano Cavalcanti, Robert A. Freitas

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The limitations on nanorobot design and activity imposed by Brownian motion events, communication problems, and the nature of the intercellular space are discussed. It is shown that severe problems exist for a nanorobot designed to enter tissues for therapeutic purposes when it is smaller than about 1 μm in any one of its dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-203
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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