Robot Takeover: 100 Iconic Robots of Myth, Popular Culture and Real Life

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, Sep 3, 2015 - Robots - 224 pages

In the not too distant future, mankind faces the possibility of being overthrown by its own creations.

In Robot Takeover, Ana Matronic presents 100 of the most legendary robots and what makes them iconic - their creators, purpose, design and why their existence has shaken, or in some cases, comforted us. Through 100 iconic robots - from Maria in Fritz Lang's Metropolis to the Sentinels of The Matrix and beyond, via the Gunslinger (Westworld), R2-D2 (Star Wars) etc. - this is a comprehensive look at the robot phenomenon. As well as these 100 entries on specific robots, there are features on the people who invent robots, the moral issues around robot sentience, and the prevalence of robots in music, art and fashion, and more.

With fighters, seducers and psychos in their ranks, it's best you get ready for the robot revolution.

Know your enemy...

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About the author (2015)

Ana Matronic is an American singer with chart-topping, Grammy-nominated band Scissor Sisters (with top 10 albums in Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland and Sweden). She presents radio shows for BBC Radio 2 in the UK. Ana is passionate about robots, and even has a tattoo of robot circuitry on her arm.

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