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I don't think nanobots and programmable matter are the same thing at all. (talk) 02:00, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

how big are computers?[edit]

I am having some trouble visualizing the catoms and what the overall programmable matter looks like. Some pictures or diagrams could make a huge difference. Also, the description is very "tech" heavy, maybe some more general descriptions for a lay audience. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EricSchwert (talkcontribs) 04:04, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

i like the format of this article. it is clear and makes sense, good job!

i am a little confused about how these computers can be the size of an atom however. to the best of my knowledge nothing can be fundamentally smaller than an atom, except for particles. how do you manufacture a computer chip or something similar which is on the order of size of an atom? perhaps claytronics uses small, but not quite atom sized computers?

tim —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tfeyereisen (talkcontribs) 15:25, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

The Claytronic atoms (or "Catoms") are not actually of the size of an atom, or anywhere near it. They are just called "Claytronic atoms" as they are very small: about sub-millimeter to sub-micrometer range. They will be much, much larger than atoms, however. --EngineeringGuy (talk) 10:05, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


I spent a little while locating this article because I heard the term catom, but was not familiar with the field of programmable matter. Would someone please create redirects for the terms catom and catoms? (talk) 16:22, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Claytronics vs. Nanorobotics[edit]

I don't understand, what is so new about the idea of Claytronics? To me it is just another name of the already longer existing idea Nanorobotics. Could somebody explain the diference? Mr. D. E. Mophon (talk) 22:13, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Images and/or videos needed.[edit]

Currently, this article has only text. Some images and/or videos should be added. They would greatly help in improving the article's quality and enable readers to understand the concepts easily. --EngineeringGuy (talk) 10:24, 8 September 2014 (UTC)