Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


8.3 Positional Navigation

Positional navigation should allow a medical nanorobot to know its three-dimensional coordinate position to ~micron accuracy at all times. A nanodevice may rely upon dead reckoning, cartotaxis, microtransponder network alignment, or triangulation on external beacon signals, as described below.


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