[nan-uh-bot] /ˈnæn əˌbɒt/

a machine or robot built on the nanoscale, still in the research-and-development stage, with potential applications in medicine and industry.
a machine or robot that can manipulate nanoscale objects with great precision.

a microscopic robot used in nanotechnology, a nano-robot; an extremely small autonomous self-propelled machine that may reproduce
Word Origin


/nan”oh-bot/ A robot of microscopic proportions, presumably built by means of nanotechnology. As yet, only used informally (and speculatively!). Also called a “nanoagent”.
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