I like this image of DARPA (human-sized) humanoid robots, using human tools, in hazardous and lethal environments. Civilization needs these robots!
If they were on the starship Enterprise... Spock would not have had to die in "The Wrath of Khan". Send the robots into the radiation chamber. But they might need to wear 'red shirts'.
"The robot control room was destroyed during the fight.. we can't use them currently!"
I should become a hollywood writer
Anyway.. these carbon yarns sound very interesting with a huge applicable field.. wonder when we will see the first gadgets using them.