Links to other Sites
- Marvin Minsky , besides conceiving
Artificial Intelligence, did much to bring Nanotechnology to the
fore. He built the first micromanipulator in 1954, with a resolution
of about 100 nanometers. With a little encouragement, this might
have become the Atomic-Force Microscope three decades before its
eventual realization. He also invented the Scanning Confocal Microscope,
and the first fractal-like robot, an antecedent of the Overtool.
- The Nanomanipulator. Recently, this group has hooked
up a Virtual Reality interface to a Scanning, Tunneling Microscope
(STM), which effectivly allows a person to move single atoms around
with their hands and eyes.
- If you are looking for something a little less prosaic
than the Overtool, check out: The Transhuman Web Alliance
- "Transhuman resources".
- Joseph Michael is an English inventor who has independently
conceived robotic cubes in the aggregatewww.stellar.demon.co.uk
Cellular Automata, CAM's
- Eugene Leitl has done some interesting work on (among
other things) a protein based, laser powered and I/Oed, form of
a nanotech Cellular Automata Machine. More information is at the
"Weird Science" page at:
- The Santa Fe Institute does research on Artificial
Life, Cellular Automata, and related topics.
- The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing is the
pioneer organization for the implementation of Molecular Nanotechnology.
- The Nanocomputer Dream Team is a worldwide project
with the modest goal of developing a molecular nanotechnolgy "super"computer
within about 15 years. http://www.nanocomputer.org
- The Electromagnetic Propulsion Homepage is devoted to
"Mass Drivers", aka "Coil Guns", aka "Electromagnetic
- The Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group is
a chapter of the National Space Society. Their directive is to
explore and promote the (theoretical, for now) use of molecular
nanotechnology in the construction of aerospacecraft and spacecraft.
This approach, if it is feasible, will certainly open the Universe
to us. http://www.islandone.org/MMSG
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