Design, architecture and application of nanorobotics in oncology

Indian J Cancer. Apr-Jun 2015;52(2):236-41. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175805.


Oncologists all over the globe, relentlessly research on methodologies for detection of cancer and precise localization of cancer therapeutics with minimal adverse effects on healthy tissues. Since the previous decade, the fast growing research in nanotechnology has shown promising possibilities for achieving this dream of every oncologist.Nanorobots (or nanobots) are typical devices ranging in size from 0.1 to 10 μm and constructed of nanoscale or molecular components. Robots will augment the surgeon's motor performance, diagnostic capability and sensations with haptics and augmented reality. The article here aims in briefly describing the architecture of the nanorobots and their role in oncotherapy. Although, research into nanorobots is still in its preliminary stages, the promise of such technology is endless.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nanotechnology / trends*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Robotics / trends*