Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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


9.5.3 Nanoflight

Perhaps surprisingly, aerobotics has many useful applications in nanomedicine. Examples include monitoring and diagnostic systems, since flying nanorobots can transit the length of a patient's body in ~1 sec or less (Chapter 18); sterile fields (Chapter 19); personal defensive systems (Chapter 21); and accident recovery systems (Chapter 24). Unfortunately, in 1998 the aerodynamics of micron-scale flight systems was only lightly studied347,348,1573-1576,1982 and aerial robotics was still considered an exotic sport2995 or a military curiosity.3175


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