26 September 1995 1/N Feynman machines as a path to ultraminiaturization
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2640, Microlithography and Metrology in Micromachining; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222635
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 1995, Austin, TX, United States
Abstract
The possibility of implementing Feynman's proposal for achieving ultraminiaturization by an iterative process of 3D machines making even-smaller 3D machines is considered in the nature of a `thought experiment.' A large array of Stewart platform machines is proposed as the `machine/factory' which possibly could have the capability to make ever-smaller versions of itself.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
E. Clayton Teague, "1/N Feynman machines as a path to ultraminiaturization", Proc. SPIE 2640, Microlithography and Metrology in Micromachining, (26 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222635; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.222635
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
KEYWORDS
Control systems

Actuators

Computing systems

Manufacturing

Chemical species

Scanning tunneling microscopy

Telecommunications

RELATED CONTENT

Hierarchical planning algorithms
Proceedings of SPIE (July 17 2002)
Universal mechatronics coordinator
Proceedings of SPIE (November 24 1999)
Distributed control architecture for intelligent systems
Proceedings of SPIE (December 19 1996)
Towards A Modular Robotic Architecture
Proceedings of SPIE (March 10 1989)
Synchronization of a chaotic optical system using control
Proceedings of SPIE (November 18 1993)

Back to Top