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
Hilarious. I love doing research :) - 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

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

User Review  - Gendou - Goodreads

Pointless. The book is supposed to be humorous, but it was more embarrassing than funny. It's like a 12 year old kid read a few news stories about different robots and decided to share it with the ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

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

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