Yes, indeed, scientists at New York University have developed actual tractor beams from lasers, which means they are able to make things move around by aiming lasers at them. Granted, you can make people move by aiming lasers at them, even though most lasers available to the general public can't do much harm.
But the scientists at NYU are talking about moving molecules through water, and molecules have never been known to be all that skittish or move very much according to their own will. They said that although the energy required to move larger objects would be prohibitive, the concept suggests that such devices would be possible.
Now that's gonna be awesome and I don't care who you are.