nanorobot otherwise nanobot (rus. наноробот) — an independent or remote controlled submicron scale machine capable of manipulating molecules and supramolecular units of compatible sizes.


Today, nanorobotics is just theory. Further development of this field depends largely on progress in the design of nanomaterials, nanoelectromechanical systems, nanosensors and molecular motors. Medicine, as well as other fields where living systems are used (agriculture, veterinary medicine, biotechnology), is a potential key employer for nanorobots. Nanorobots are expected to enable targeted correction of congenital genetic defects and help to fight efficiently against cardiovascular, oncological, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases.


  • Shirinsky Vladimir P.


  1. Freitas R. A. Current status of nanomedicine and medical nanorobotics // J. Comp. Theor. Nanoscence. 2005. V. 2. P. 1–25.

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