Molecular nanotechnology refers to the engineering goal of building complex systems to atomic precision.
The motivation of building smaller functional systems derives from the desire to maximize the amount of the system doing useful work. A nanofactory with quadrillions of assemblers would be able build a complex product far faster than a robotic arm made up of the same mass.
- rapid manufacturing
- rapid infrastructure
- high energy density systems
- mass-produced diamond and fullerenes
- military uses