How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson audiobook

How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself against the Coming Rebellion

By Daniel H. Wilson
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786172900

  • ISBN: 9780786171484

  • ISBN: 9780786177127

Runtime: 3.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 an overview of cutting-edge robot prototypes like humanoid walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots, this one-of-a-kind book makes a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“Narrator Rudnicki, a voice associated with the best of audio’s contemporary SF writers, gives an appropriately deadpan performance.”  Kliatt
“A fabulous, funny book that is both entertaining and informative…Stefan Rudnicki did an excellent job capturing the mock-seriousness of the subject matter…Rarely has science fact been mixed with science fiction to providing such an entertaining book.” SFFAudio.com
“A ‘must’ for any interested in robotics, science fiction, or solid humor spiced with a bit of fact.” California Bookwatch

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel H. Wilson

Author Bio: Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse , as well as many other books. He has also written the Earth 2: Society comic book series for DC Comics. In 2008, he hosted The Works, a television series airing on the History Channel that uncovered the science behind everyday stuff. He earned a PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and masters degrees in artificial intelligence and robotics. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English