U.S. military to start cleaning military sites with nanobots
The U.A.E. military is planning to use nanobot technology to clean military sites, The Jerusalem Times reported Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the project.
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (UNSCR), Navi Pillay, has raised concerns about the possible use of nanobotic technology for military purposes.
Nanos are small, electronic sensors that attach to a human body and transmit signals to the brain to gather data about the body’s environment and to diagnose problems.
According to the report, the military would use nanosensors to collect “biometric data” that could then be analyzed to identify problems that may arise from human actions.
Nanobots are small electronic sensors with a built-in camera that can read and capture images of a subject.
The Israeli military is currently using nanobotics to clean up military sites.
According a report by the Times of Israel earlier this year, the Israeli military has already spent more than $30 million to build a nanobod research lab in the Gush Etzion region of the occupied West Bank.
The military is also using nanosensing technology to scan human remains and detect the presence of diseases, such as cancer, tuberculosis and HIV.
The project has been put on hold due to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.