RE: [nanotech] Robotic manipulation at nanometer scale
Hi everybody. Since I’m new to this group, I thought of introducing myself.
I’m Prashant From Pune, India.
Since the last couple of days, I was just leafing through the articles posted to this group,
in order to get my bearings right.
Now that I’m settled, I’ve a question – I’ve heard that the University of Southern California
has developed a novel technique for manipulating objects at nanometer scales.
For this, they are taking the help of a SPM as a robot. Is anybody aware about this technique
in detail ? Could you pass on some details for the same ?
If it indeed is as true as I think it to be, then we can have tremendous
manufacturing possibilities in the next couple of decades or so J
From: rcarrillo@... [mailto:rcarrillo@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nanotech] major good for nanotech...
I would have to say that anywhere in the Biomedical field is a safe bet.The Nanotechnology Industries mailing list.
Inmy personal opinion, I think NT will revolutionize of every aspect of
this field, before that of any other technical fields. However, Im sure
most of the owrk will be done in R&D, which might or might not be what
your looking for. Materials Engineering is another good field, and one
that is currently putting its foot in the door, if its not already inside.
I would take a look some of the possible applications that CE envisions in
terms of NT, and compare those to the rest of the technical fields, and
then balance out where you think NT will have most of its success, or
interest for that matter. Enjoy the search.
> i know at the moment there are no jobs in nano tech, but i was
> wondering if say nanotech does make a huge leap within the next few
> years or so, what would be a good major to take if your goinging to
> apply for college soon? im currently looking into computer engineering
> for totally unrelated reasons, and its not like im about to change it
> from what "could" happen even if it wouldnt be good for
> nanotech, but im just curious to see what majors would be related and
> whether or not i would be in the spectrum "if" nanotech did
> take off
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- Aristides Requicha of USC electrical engineering department has a small
group that has done experiments using STM/AFM to push around gold
nanoballs and things of this sort. The last report of their work I have
seen was not particularly advanced. They call it "nanorobotics" because
they are inspired by Drexler and other work on assemblers, and they are
trying to attract major funding to develop this vision further, but I am
not aware that they have had much success in that.
There is also a MEMS group at USC which seems to be doing some
interesting things and has some fun animations on their homepage
> Prashant Sharma wrote:--
> Now that Im settled, Ive a question Ive heard that the University
> of Southern California
> has developed a novel technique for manipulating objects at nanometer
> For this, they are taking the help of a SPM as a robot. Is anybody
> aware about this technique
> in detail ? Could you pass on some details for the same ?
> If it indeed is as true as I think it to be, then we can have
> manufacturing possibilities in the next couple of decades or so J
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