Saturday, March 05, 2005


ubot"Being small is going to be a problem. So how can you get a whole bunch of dumb small things doing something smart? And that's why these techniques, borrowed from the ants, can be exploited to make very small robots. It would be nice to think that we could use nano-robots to carry out repair work inside the human body, but it's early days."

Dr. Chris Melhuish
Intelligent Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the University of the West of England, working on a fleet of "U-bots," quoted in BBC News

1 comment:

Jonathan Reid said...

The first question that needs to be asked is how can you get a whole bunch of dumb big things doing something smart. Then I think the world will be ready for nano-robots.

Sorry, just a little bummed at the world in general.