IS3460 Networked Autonomous and Unmanned Systems

This unclassified course examines autonomous and unmanned systems and platforms from a systems and operational perspective. Historical and modern systems are discussed to include Industrial Control Systems, botnets, UxVs, etc. The nature of autonomy versus unmanned systems is examined. Opportunities and security issues presented by the growing dependence upon these systems and platforms are studied. The ethics of using unmanned and autonomous platforms and systems for warfare is examined, along with the ethics of attacking such systems when integrated into society. Operational applications within the private and public sectors, as well as the military, are discussed. Current and future research into autonomy is examined. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required
  • Summer