How to Survive a Robot Uprising

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

by Daniel Wilson and Daniel H. Wilson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/11/2005

 

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.
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ISBN:
9781582345925
9781582345925
Category:
Humour
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
179.32x113.03x13.46mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Daniel Wilson

Auckland-born Daniel Wilson has always been a fan of food. At 12, he had already decided to become a chef and hasn’t stopped since. Wilson bucked the trend to head to Europe and chose to hone his craft in the USA, staging under chefs like Daniel Boulud in New York.

Moving to Melbourne a few years later, he worked with Andrew Blake in his eponymous Southgate restaurant. More international experience and hard work gained Daniel The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year 2003, alongside Blake’s Cafeteria colleague Emma Mackay.

He’s done time at Jacques Reymond’s Arintji, as well as The Graham restaurant, and started the successful Huxtable in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, which opened in August 2010. These days he can be found creating delicious burgers behind the grill at one of his five Huxtaburger restaurants.

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