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
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
Last updated on 22 February 2003