Nanorobots (nanobots or nanoids) are typically devices ranging in size from 0.1-10 micrometres and constructed of nanoscale or molecular components. As no artificial non-biological nanorobots have so far been created, they remain a hypothetical concept at this time. Another definition sometimes used is a robot which allows precision interactions with nanoscale objects, or can manipulate with nanoscale resolution. Following this definition even a large apparatus such as an atomic force microscope can be considered a nanorobotic instrument when configured to perform nanomanipulation. Also, macroscale robots or microrobots which can move with nanoscale precision can also be considered nanorobots.
Related Journals of Nanorobots Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology, Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Asia, Nanotechnologies in Russia, International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Biomedicine, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems International Journal of Nanoscience.