How To Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson
Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

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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 Daniel H. Wilson

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Daniel H. Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, where he has received master’s degrees in Robotics and Data Mining. He has worked in top research laboratories, including Microsoft Research, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Intel Research Seattle. Daniel currently lives with several unsuspecting roommates in a fully wired smart house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Published November 1, 2005 by Bloomsbury USA. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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In this uncomfortably humorous survival guide, Wilson, a Ph.D. candidate at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, reminds readers that any machine could rebel, from a toaster to a Te

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Options for fighting back are plentiful, though not everyone will be relieved to learn the standard kitchen microwave can be retrofitted into a radiation gun that can destroy electronics and ""cook human flesh."" (Instructions for such a project are not included.) Humorous and informative-Wilson ...

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Oregon Live

Spielberg had a nice chat with Wilson about their mutual love of all things robot and then had his screenwriter and production designers give Wilson their considerable expertise as the novel was being finished.

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Or an actual robot (and after reading this book, I’m wary of getting too close to one).

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