Tuesday, April 25, 2006

llustration Friday- robot - nanorobot

As a family we are huge sci-fi fans and have been collecting classic sci-fi dvds for a while.
Recently the new Battlestar Galactica, old and new Dr Who , Blakes 7 and Firefly have been the most watched dvds.

However apart from the Cylon centurians [toasters] there aren't many robots in the sci-fi i like - I'm not sure if here is some fundamental reason for that or if its a coincidence.

I don't have a great deal of affinity for machines apart from computers and cameras, so maybe that has something to do with it.

It did make the topic for Illustration Friday a bit difficult though, until i thought about medical nanorobots.

Nanorobots are microscopic robots around a millions of a millimetre in size. They are mostly theoretical, for now, but with the expectation that they will be used in the future in for various purposes.

Since the medical nanorobots will be miniscule, may be used in swarms in order to get them to accomplish tasks eg repair and detection of cancers , or removal of blood clots - something like the film, the Fantastc Voyage but without the miniaturised scientists and submarine.

I decided to make some miniscule robots to work on the DNA double helix - initially i thought about making the nanorobots sort of cute and similar to the Numskulls from The Beezer comic but decided a more mechanistic 3-d look would be better and i liked drawing the pincers.

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Bron Smith said...

Beautifully rendered. A unique approach.

carla said...

Fascinating! Your DNA is beautifully done (It looks like a necklace:>) and the nanonrobots are very cool. This makes me think of the old movie The Amazing Voyage where the doctors are miniaturized and sent into the body of a dying man in a tiny submarine thing...pretty weird!

Alina Chau said...

Great idea!! Nice DNA render!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

very cool idea... We live in an amazing age....