Years ago, J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 reported that NASA had shown keen interest in using the show's Starfury design as a forklift for work in zero-g. I think he told them it was a great idea but to please keep the name Starfury.
Did the plans for the Starfury forklift die out? Is it still a long term viable option?
It seems a neat idea to me, since a design could either be robotic or manned.