In the NanoHand project a system consisting of micro/nano based subsystems for automatic handling of nanometer sized
objects like carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanowires (NWs) will be developed. The goals of the project are driven by the
needs of upcoming semiconductor technology. Demonstrators will be built, which have a short term (a) as well as a long
term (b) perspective: (a) automated decoration of scanning probe microscope (SPM) probes with (i) CNT-enabled
supertips and (ii) supertips grown by focused electron beam induced deposition; (b) handling and assembly of CNTs for
the construction of nanoelectronic devices. NanoHand aims to transfer results achieved in laboratories towards industrially applicable, automated handling system for nanoobjects and its applications. This paper reports the technical achievements of the first project year.