Smart Dust

Most of my research is in nanotechnology: devices, systems andstructures which have functionality on the scale 1-100 nm.

Here we describe our research on smart dust.

Smart dust and smart specks

Proposed application to space explorationUpdated

Analogy with motion of blown sand

Shape changing smart dustUpdated

Algorithms for collective motion of smart dust


Abstract of paper at RAS 2007 National Astronomy Meeting

Workshop on Nanosensors: Self-Organization and Swarm Robotics Third International Conference on Nano-Networks (Nano-Net 2008) Radisson Hotel Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) September 14, 2008



includes our paper:

Self-Organizing smart dust sensors for planetary exploration
John R Barker and Fernando Rodriguez-Salazar

Media articles on our work


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