How to Survive a Uprising Robot

How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion is a semi- satirical book by Daniel Wilson published in November 2005.

The book gives tongue-in-cheek advice on how to survive in the event that robots become too intelligent and rebel against the human race . How to Survive a Robot Uprising is partially based on scientific fact, and is a prime example of deadpan humor.

Wired magazine gave it a 2006 Rave Award, calling it “equal parts sci-fi send-up and technical primer”. Maclean’s called the book “very funny and highly informative.” [1]

In 2007, the American Library Association designated the book 2007 ALA “Popular Paperback for Young Adults”.

Wilson received a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University ‘s Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania .

In the summer of 2005, Paramount Pictures optioned the film rights to the book and hired Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (both members of The State comedy troupe and co-creators of the Reno 911! Television series) to write a script based on the book . On April 26, 2006 Mike Myers comedian with Paramount to star in the movie adaptation. [2]

See also

  • Butlerian Jihad
  • Carbon chauvinism
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • The Matrix
  • The Terminator
  • I, Robot
  • The Zombie Survival Guide
  • Cybernetic revolt
  • 9 (2009 animated movie)
  • Robopocalypse


  1. Jump up^ “What to do when robots attack”. Maclean’s . 118 (45): 70. November 7, 2005. ISSN  0024-9262 .
  2. Jump up^ Fleming, Michael; Chris Gardner (April 27, 2006). “BY LEADS ‘UPRISING ‘ “. Daily Variety . 291 (18): 1-18. ISSN  0011-5509 .