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

3.41 avg rating
( 1,524 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781582345925: How To Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 charming 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.
How to Survive a Robot Uprising was named as an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
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. This is his first book.
Two-color illustrations throughout.
Click here to listen to an audio sample and to purchase the audiobook version of the title.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

From AudioFile:

Listen up. Robots are among us, plotting to overthrow humanity for our own good. This comical, though factually based, guide to the latest advances in robotics provides listeners with a variety of tactics to avoid android Armageddon. Stefan Rudnicki's deep, serious tone emphasizes the immediacy of the situation as he maps out escape routes and strategies for saving humankind. At times, his foreboding voice hints of bemusement. Listeners will laugh at Wilson's suggestions for defeating the rising robotic rebels, but at the same time be awed by the fantastic advances in technology described. Provided that CD players or computers don't revolt just yet, this audiobook proves to be an excellent listen. L.E. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilson, Daniel H.
Published by Bloomsbury USA
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1582345929 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z1582345929ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Daniel H. Wilson
Published by Bloomsbury USA (2005)
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1582345929

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Daniel H. Wilson
Published by Bloomsbury USA (2005)
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1582345929

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wilson, Daniel H.
Published by Bloomsbury (2005)
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New mass_market_paperback Signed Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
VJ Books
(Tualatin, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury, 2005. mass_market_paperback. Condition: New. Author Signed Paperback Book 2005 NY: Bloomsbury Mass Market/Paperback Book Original, later printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author. signed by author(s). Seller Inventory # WILHOWT08X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wilson, Daniel H.
Published by Bloomsbury USA (2005)
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111582345929

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wilson, Daniel H.
Published by Bloomsbury USA
ISBN 10: 1582345929 ISBN 13: 9781582345925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
London Bridge Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1582345929 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z1582345929ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 14.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds