DARPA has over 300 engineers working for the DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program. They have been working on a project to create a new robotic arm.
The program was started in 2005 and includes people from different schools such as CalTech and Johns Hopkins University.
So far they have spent $71.2 million and may get up to $100 million before they are done. The final design should be complete in late 2009 or 2010.
This robotic arm promises to bring cyborg & human relations to new levels.
See a video about this project at IEEE Spectrum.