BOOK REVIEW | How to Survive a Robot Uprising
October 31, 2005
The book was written by roboticist Daniel H. Wilson, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. Paramount has bought movie rights.
What makes the book cool — and unlike some other survival books — is that Wilson is an actual roboticist, who got his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon last month. While his scenarios are outlandish — describing attacks by humanoid robots, some of them with creepy tails, some that can climb walls or swim — the research on how to build and attack the robot creatures is quite real.