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How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies

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Come on, Humans, stop kidding yourselves. You know that the robots are growing in strength. The confrontation is inevitable. You are unprepared! Buy this book or die. You pathetic bag of water.
Recommended by Eugene Lamb, Powells.com

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Defend yourself — and your planet — against the onslaught of evil at your door.

It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And — let's face it — we're not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions ("never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone") to tactical pointers ("low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt") to engineering advice ("passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength"), this book contains all the wisdom you'll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.

Synopsis:

Defend yourself—and your planet—against the onslaught of evil at your door.

It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And—lets face it—were not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions (“never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone”) to tactical pointers (“low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt”) to engineering advice (“passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength”), this book contains all the wisdom youll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.

Synopsis:

With the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated book, readers can build their own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions to tactical pointers, this book contains all the information on how to fend off the coming apocalypse.

About the Author

Daniel H. Wilson received his Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, winner of the Wired 2006 Rave Award, and Where's My Jetpack? He is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596912816
Author:
Wilson, Daniel H.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.23 x 4.83 x 0.565 in

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Product details 176 pages Bloomsbury USA - English 9781596912816 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Come on, Humans, stop kidding yourselves. You know that the robots are growing in strength. The confrontation is inevitable. You are unprepared! Buy this book or die. You pathetic bag of water.

"Synopsis" by ,
Defend yourself—and your planet—against the onslaught of evil at your door.

It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And—lets face it—were not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions (“never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone”) to tactical pointers (“low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt”) to engineering advice (“passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength”), this book contains all the wisdom youll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.

"Synopsis" by , With the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated book, readers can build their own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions to tactical pointers, this book contains all the information on how to fend off the coming apocalypse.
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