Robots may not yet be serving as chief executives–or launching artificial intelligence-driven cyberattacks. But reports are stacking up on how easily they can be hacked to be used as weapons, spies, and agents that can disable safety features or cause malfunctions. As we roll along into the era of IoT, some of the implications are pretty scary. Worse, some accounts indicate that those responsible for robot vulnerabilities aren’t stepping up to the plate quickly enough.

Three demos show the potential for a ‘robot uprising’ not too dissimilar from the stuff that scary movies and literature are made of.

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