Schewe, who also read the manuscript. Others who helped include Peter Brown, Amy Bruckman, Kenji Ito, Massimo Piccardi, Jeffrey Reznick,Jeffrey Shoap,GraziellaTonfoni, and EricWilladsen.My deep thanks also to the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Georgia Tech, JPL, the Sony Corporation and elsewhere, who gave me generous amounts of time in person or by telephone and e-mail.
My agent MichelleTessler of Carlisle & Company has been stead- fastly enthusiastic about the pop culture of robots. At Joseph Henry Press, Jeffrey Robbins provided dedicated and incisive editing that greatly improved the book,and Maire Murphy provided helpful copy- editing.
None of these people is responsible in the least for any errors or misstatements that might appear in the book.
Having delved into the world of artificial beings, I’m ready to rejoin family and friends in the human world; but it won’t be long before we all number synthetic creatures among our friends.
Sidney Perkowitz Atlanta, GA