How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and 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 secrets to quashing a robot mutiny. From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition, outwitting 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.
Based on extensive interviews with prominent scientists and including a thorough overview of cutting edge robot prototypes like humanoid walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots, this one-of-a-kind audiobook makes a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics.
"Humorous and informative...this nifty little guide to surviving the inevitable robot apocalypse may have you reconsidering purchasing that 'smart' (read: insidious) refrigerator." (Publishers Weekly)
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Funny and Interesting Book
Great Listen...Just Drags On A Little
The research that has obviously gone into making this book is amazing. The author thoroughly goes into pretty much EVERY situation one might come across or look out for during your inevitable battle between man & machine.
I'd compair this book to "The Zombie Survival Guide" in the way he goes into so much depth and seriousness regarding the somewhat tongue-in-cheek subject material of the text. LOTS of great audio clips/quotes regarding robots.
My ONLY complaint of this book would be concerning the fact that it comes across as somewhat dry during some points strictly due to the fact that the author goes over EVERY little detail with a fine toothed comb. This might be a plus to some, (especially in the paper edition) but I just happened to find some parts pretty dull.
- Niels J. Rasmussen