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Publisher's Summary

Rodney Brooks, the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, and Retired General Carl Stiner on this edition of Fresh Air. Rodney Brooks' new book is called Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us. Brooks offers a vision of the future of humans and robots. He is also Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. Brooks is the chairman and chief technological officer of iRobot Corporation. He was one of the subjects of Errol Morris' 1997 documentary, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control. Retired General Carl Stiner, with best selling author Tom Clancy, co-authored of the book, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces. General Stiner was commander in chief of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from 1990 to 1993. SOCOM is responsible for the readiness of all special operations of the Army, Navy and Air Force. (Broadcast Date: March 4, 2002)
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