posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:48 AM
reply to post by dawnprince
NANObots are usually in reference to tiny machines of microscopic size.
What you're talking about seems to be micro drones, or even the cyborg insects.
Do a google search for cyborg moth, or insect drones, and you'll find lots of informative information on how researchers are implanting electronics
into moth larva where once the moth matures into a moth, the electronics are embedded, and the biological moth can be remote controlled.
Other live insects are also being tested.
Why try to mimic natural biology when you can actually use natural biology?
It's quite an interesting field with all sorts of developments.
Imagine a remote control living cockroach that you can steer through pipes, and air ducts through the most secure and guarded facilities to listen in
and/or recon what goes on inside.
this is the cool stuff that's being worked on.