How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - Revolutions - 176 pages
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How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognise and then deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous 'smart' house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies?

In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the keys to quashing a robot mutiny. From treating laser wounds to fooling face and gait recognition, besting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincher combat, How to Survive a Robot Uprising covers every possible doomsday scenario facing the newest endangered species: humans. And with its thorough overview of current robot prototypes - including giant walkers, insect, dog, and snake robots - How to Survive a Robot Uprising is also a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics.

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Full of handy, well-researched tips. - Goodreads
A lot of research has gone into its writing. - Goodreads
I thought this was both educational and funny. - Goodreads
Great stylized illustrations. - Goodreads
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Review: How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

User Review  - Honeybadger - Goodreads

Full of handy, well-researched tips. I love that we live in a time (largely thanks to our robot soon-to-be masters) where anyone with a fun idea can put in the leg work, write out their ideas, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy Mardiguian - Goodreads

Information on types of robots that exist or are in the works, weaknesses of different types of robots, and survival tips in the apocalypse. All robot information from roboticists. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Daniel H. Wilson is a roboticist at Carnegie-Mellon's Robotics Institute.

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