How to Survive a Robot Uprising

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

By Daniel H. Wilson

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Paperback, 9781582345925, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2005

Description

An inspired and hilarious look at how humans can defeat the inevitable robot rebellion as revealed by a robotics expert.

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize 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 speech recognition, besting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincer 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, gecko, and snake robots "How to Survive a Robot Uprising "is also a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics. Full of cool illustrations, and referencing some of the most famous robots in pop-culture, "How to Survive a Robot Uprising "is a one-of-a-kind book that is sure to be a hit with all ages.



About the Author
Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Wilson is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine and author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising (Bloomsbury 2005), voted best book of 2006 by WIRED Magazine, as well as Where s My Jetpack? (Bloomsbury 2007) and How to Build a Robot Army (Bloomsbury 2008). His forthcoming books include Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Rivalry and The Robonomicon. Three of his books (Robot Uprising, Robot Army, and Bro-Jitsu) were optioned by Paramount Pictures, and he penned the screenplay based on Bro-Jitsu. Wilson hosted The Works on the History Channel, which aired Fall 2008.