Robert A. Freitas (Jr)

Freitas
Freitas

Freitas, J.D., a des diplômes en physique, psychologie et droit, et a écrit près de 100 articles techniques, chapitres de livres ou articles de vulgarisation sur un ensemble divers de sujet scientifiques, d'ingéniérie et légaux. Il a co-edité le 1980 NASA feasibility analysis of self-replicating space factories et en 1996 écrit la 1ère étude de conception technique détaillée d'un nanorobot médical jamais publiée dans un journal biomédical réputé à comité de lecture. Plus récemment, Freitas est l'auteur de Nanomedicine, la 1ère discussion technique sur la longueur d'un livre sur les applications médicales potentielles de la nanotechnologie moléculaire et la nanorobotique médicale. Volume I was published in October 1999 by Landes Bioscience while Freitas was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) in Palo Alto, California. Freitas published Volume IIA in October 2003 with Landes Bioscience while serving as a Research Scientist at Zyvex Corp., a nanotechnology company headquartered in Richardson, Texas during 2000-2004. Freitas is now completing Nanomedicine Volumes IIB and III and is also consulting on molecular assembler design as Senior Research Fellow at IMM.

"The most important applications of machine-phase nanotechnology will be in medicine. Not only will human health, comfort, safety, and pleasure be vastly improved, but nanomedicine could dramatically extend the lifespan of the individual human being and greatly expand the possibilities of the human form. I'm trying to help lay the technical foundations for the future field of medical nanorobotics by conducting theoretical analyses of specific nanomedical systems and by writing a 4-volume technical book series that looks at all relevant issues including basic engineering capabilities, biocompatibility, systems and operations of medical nanorobots, clinical applications, and ethical issues.”

aValdes, F., and R. A. Freitas, Jr.: "A search for objects near the Earth-Moon Lagrangian points", Icarus 53, 453-457, 1983. bFreitas, R. A.: "If They Are Here, Where Are They? Observational and Search Considerations", Icarus, 55, pp. 337-343 (août 1983) cFreitas, R. A.: "Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Solar System: Resolving the Fermi Paradox", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 36 (November, 1983):496-500 dFreitas, Robert A.: "There is no Fermi Paradox", Icarus, vol. 62, 1985, pp. 518-520 e"Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization"