Accession Number:

ADA422545

Title:

Security Considerations for Autonomous Robots

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The security aspects of autonomous robots are analyzed by modeling a robot as a set of sensors, effectors, optional communications resources, and processing elements whose behavior is tightly coupled to the sensed characteristics of its environment. A simple taxonomy of potential generic threat types is presented, comprising both the possible direct external threat paths and the derived consequent internal threat states. Several generic countermeasure strategies are proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE