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Home > Press > Adriano Cavalcanti on Medical Nanorobotics Feasibility

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Vanessa Sa: In November, Robotics Today published an invited extended nanorobotics tutorial (23 pages) with many technical details on aspects related to medical nanorobots development (1). The work addressed questions about the feasibility of nanorobotics, such as motion control, communication, surrounding means interaction, and biocompatibility. It described as well the many benefits nanorobots may provide through the development of new biomedical treatments. We decided to ask Adriano Cavalcanti his opinion about what people may expect from nanorobotics.

The film Fantastic Voyage is quite often associated with nanorobots being used to combat health problems. Will advances in nanotechnology enable nanorobots?

Cavalcanti: Many times science fiction is in fact inspired by reality or based on scientific discussions. For example, Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon (1865) (2) described travel to the moon, and was inspired from real developments in astrophysics from that period (3). In the year when that book was written, travel could be thought of as impossible for many people. However, now our society is planning to travel to Mars, and most recently has sent autonomous robots to explore the red planet (4). Also during the 19th century, many scientists thought that never would it be possible to determine a star's chemical composition. However, in the 20th century, spectrometry using quantum physics was successfully applied to determine their composition.

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