Do you like robots? I do -- or did! Now I'm afraid of my blender and refuse to use cruise control.
How to Survive a Robot Uprising is an inexpensive, entertaining, and enlightening book. It's an overview of modern robotics, but with a humorously paranoid twist. Written while getting his Ph.D. in Robotics, Daniel H. Wilson provides a reasonably thorough introduction to subjects like robot vision, mobility, and surviving getting shot with a laser. It's a fun read, and the graphic design is enjoyable as well.