IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Workshop on Robotics for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology

Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, October 27, 2003

Nanoscience, the study at the molecular level, seeks understanding and discovery of fundamentally new properties and functions for the basic building blocks of all natural and man-made materials. Nanoscale science and technology promise whole new classes of devices relying on atomic-scale effects and quantum physics. There are many challenging algorithmic and computational issues in advancing nanoscience and nanotechnology. Robotics can potentially serve as an enabling technology to address many of these open research issues and assist in realizing the full potential of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

In this workshop, we will survey the state of arts in nanorobotics and related areas. The list of topics include nanoassembly, nanomanipulation, nanofabrication, nanoscale teleoperation, etc. We will also examine research problems, such as motion planning, modeling and simulation of nanoscale objects interaction, assembly, tele-operation, etc, where robotics can potentially make significant contributions.

Ming C. Lin

CB #3175, Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175
United States

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