[Paleopsych] Daniel H. Wilson: How to Survive the Robot Uprising
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How to Survive the Robot Uprising
Tips on Defending Yourself against the Coming Rebellion
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 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.
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.
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