A team of scientists at Chonnam National University have named the nanorobot Bacteriobot. During treatment, a genetically modified salmonella bacteria is injected into the system. This bacterium contains the Bacteriobot, which is about 3 micrometers in size. It is attracted to chemicals secreted by cancer cells and when it reaches the cancer cells, the Bacteriobots automatically release capsules filled with drugs.
At present, bacteriobot is only able to detect tumor-forming cancers like colorectal and breast cancer. However, the Korean scientists are positive that these nanorobots will be able to cure other kinds of cancers too.