Drones and rovers are popular robot vehicles that are starting to find many uses in several sectors including agriculture, package delivery, warehouse management, and more.
More about the attack scenarios
The research team worked primarily on three attack scenarios.
Researchers have detailed the attack scenarios and have also outlined countermeasures for dealing with such attacks in the latest paper.
What they’re saying
“We saw major weaknesses in robotic vehicle software that could allow attackers to easily disrupt the behavior of many different kinds of these machines,” said Karthik Pattabiraman, a professor who supervised this research.
“Robotic vehicles are already playing an important role in surveillance, warehouse management and other contexts, and their use will only become more widespread in the future,” said the study’s lead author Pritam Dash.