May 7, 2015

UW researchers hack a teleoperated surgical robot to reveal security flaws

(May 7, 2015)  To make cars as safe as possible, we crash them into walls to pinpoint weaknesses and better protect people who use them.

That’s the idea behind a series of experiments conducted by a University of Washington engineering team who hacked a next generation teleoperated surgical robot — one used only for research purposes — to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future and to make those systems more secure.

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