Friday Rant – Rise of the Rogue-Bots?

(Pixabay)

The rogue robot is a familiar sci-fi trope: images of a compromised machine waving its arms and shouting ‘Warning! Does not compute!’ as explosions shake the polystyrene set. But what if that rogue robot were an industrial machine in an automotive, electronics, avionics, or pharmaceuticals factory? What if it were an entire smart facility?

The question chimes with the ongoing tabloid obsession with Terminators, malignant AIs, and job-stealing robots; it seems designed to stoke public fears about the rise of machine automation, a process that has been ongoing since the Eighteenth Century. And it comes – inevitably – from an enterprise cybersecurity provider with something to sell, Trend Micro.

The company has produced a detailed, 45-page report, Rogue Automation: Vulnerable and Malicious Code in Industrial Programming which at least grounds the issue in something prosaic and machine readable. 

Ironically, the media’s concerns are often rooted in a binary view

Read More

Read More

Remains of missing Marines, sailor recovered from sunken amphibious vehicle off Southern California coast

The Navy's Undersea Rescue Command deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle, which aided in the recovery of the missing service members from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. <span class="copyright">(Lt. Curtis Khol/ U.S. Navy)</span>
The Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle, which aided in the recovery of the missing service members from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (Lt. Curtis Khol/ U.S. Navy)

The remains of seven Marines and a sailor lost when their amphibious vehicle sank near San Clemente Island have been recovered and will be transported to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for preparation for burial, the Marines said late Friday.

The sunken assault amphibious vehicle was also recovered from the sea floor, officials said. The landing craft was found Monday in 385 feet of water.

“Our hearts and thoughts of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are with the families of our recovered Marines and Sailor,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said in a statement. “We hope the successful recovery of our fallen warriors brings some measure of comfort.”

Nine service members

Read More

Read More

Global Silicone Market (2020 to 2025) – Growing Demand in the Transportation Industry Presents Opportunities

The “Silicone Market by Type (Elastomers, Fluids, Resins, Gels), End-use Industry (Industrial Process, Building & Construction, Personal Care & Consumer Products, Transportation, Electronics, Medical & Healthcare, Energy), Region – Global Forecasts to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global silicone market size is expected to grow from USD 14.0 billion in 2020 to USD 23.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 10.7% during the forecast period.

The silicone market is driven by various factors, such as high demand from the industrial process, building & construction, transportation, and electronics industries. The growth of these industries is likely to further propel the market during the forecast period. However, fluctuation in raw material prices is likely to hinder the growth of the market.

The elastomers segment is estimated to drive the global market during the forecast period.

The silicone market has been segmented based on type into elastomers, fluids,

Read More

Read More