How Dangerous Could A Hacked Robot Be?

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How Dangerous Could A Hacked Robot Be?

Post by shanaya on October 9th 2009, 7:42 pm

How Dangerous Could A Hacked Robot Possibly Be?

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. More at ComputerWorld:
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