Inter-device Sensor-Fusion for Action Authorization on Industrial Mobile Robots

Sarah Haas*, Andrea Höller, Thomas Ulz, Christian Steger

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Abstract

Usage of mobile robots in industry increased significantly in recent years. However, mobile robots introduce additional safety issues for human workforce and pose a higher risk of failures in production due to possible abnormal robot behavior. Such abnormal behavior could, among other things, be caused by security weaknesses that entail attacks. These problems lead to a need for action authorization mechanisms to protect humans and mitigate possible costly failures. In this paper, we propose an authorization mechanism for critical actuator actions on industrial mobile robots. The mechanism relies on security principles that prevent adversaries from unauthorized action execution. To the best knowledge of the authors, no similar concept for secured action authorization for industrial mobile robots is currently known in research. Our evaluation shows more than 80% of additional safety hazard causes introduced by the lack of security can be mitigated with the proposed authorization mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Safety, Reliability, and Security - 37th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag Heidelberg
Pages282-296
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319991290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event37th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, SAFECOMP 2018 - Vasteras, Sweden
Duration: 18 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11093 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, SAFECOMP 2018
CountrySweden
CityVasteras
Period18/09/1821/09/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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