DIY Drone starts itself

Ik ben voor DIY, maar dit moet wel tot mensen beperkt blijven. DIY voor drones is NOT GOOD!

Air Force mechanics have reported mysterious incidents in which the airborne robots went haywire. In March 2011, a Predator parked at the camp started its engine without any human direction, even though the ignition had been turned off and the fuel lines closed. Technicians concluded that a software bug had infected the “brains” of the drone, but never pinpointed the problem. “After that whole starting-itself incident, we were fairly wary of the aircraft and watched it pretty closely,” an unnamed Air Force squadron commander testified to an investigative board, according to a transcript. “Right now, I still think the software is not good.”

via Ghost in the Drone – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

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