News has surfaced that security researchers were able to hack into a popular house robot and program it to wield a screwdriver and stab violently at a tomato. The hack is an example of how potentially dangerous these systems can be when hacked. Cesare Garlati, chief security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below.
Cesare Garlati, chief security Strategist at the prpl Foundation:
“With the introduction of robots making their way into our homes and in industrial settings, the appeal is to make human lives more efficient. However, robots present an extreme danger to the public if security is not properly addressed. Many manufacturers and developers are to preoccupied by sales, and rush to get their products to market, with security left as an afterthought. Security should be implemented at the development stages of the production lifecycle otherwise, If robots continue to lack the necessary security, they will become a danger to human life.”