Right now, nanobots don't exist. There are many challenges related to creating a nano-sized robot.
A robot is a machine that can sense, plan, and act.
The smallest robots that exist today are the size of the width of a human hair.
Nano is very, very small.
Nanobots (nano-sized robots) would be robots as small as cells or molecules.
Nanobots don't exist today.
There are significant challenges related to building, powering, and controlling nanoscale robots.
Nanotechnology means working at small size scales, manipulating materials to exhibit new properties.
No one knows what nanoscale research may discover, or how it may be applied.
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