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How dangerous could a hacked robot possibly be?




How dangerous could a hacked robot possibly be?
How dangerous could a hacked robot possibly be?



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139118/How_dangerous_could_a_hacked_robot_possibly_be_?taxonomyId=17 

By Robert McMillan
October 8, 2009 
IDG News Service 

It seems like a question ripped from the back of a cheap sci-fi novel: 
What happens when the robots are turned against us?

But researchers at the University of Washington think it's finally time 
to start paying some serious attention to the question of robot 
security. Not because they think robots are about to go all Terminator 
on us, but because the robots can already be used to spy on us and 
vandalize our homes.

Robots have emerged as popular consumer devices over the past few years 
-- primarily as toys, but also as household chore robots such as 
iRobot's Roomba vacuuming machine.

In a paper published Thursday [1] the researchers took a close look at 
three test robots: the Erector Spykee, and WowWee's RoboSapien and 
Rovio. They found that security is pretty much an afterthought in the 
current crop of robotic devices.

[1] https://www.cs.washington.edu/research/security/robots/ 

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