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Utility fog: A universal physical substanceActive, polymorphic material ('Utility Fog') can be designed as a conglomeration of 100-micron robotic cells ('foglets'). Such robots could be built with the techniques of molecular nanotechnology. Controllers with processing capabilities of 1000 MIPS per cubic micron, and electric motors with power densities of one milliwatt per cubic micron are assumed. Utility Fog should be capable of simulating most everyday materials, dynamically changing its form and properties, and forms a substrate for an integrated virtual reality and telerobotics.
Document ID
19940022864
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hall, J. Storrs (Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center, Vision 21: Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the Era of Cyberspace
Subject Category
SOLID-STATE PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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