molecool writes "Daily Science News reports that researchers at the NanoTech Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have been awarded a $750,000, 20-month grant to develop artificial muscles that convert chemical energy to mechanical energy. The award was made by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), whose charter is to develop new technologies for military applications. Well, DARPA was instrumental in creating the early Internet over 30 years ago, which evolved into what we all have come to take for granted for the last decade or so. Maybe we will take artifical muscles for granted 30 years from now?"
Ed. Note: I wonder if these are a first step towards Asimov's I Robot?