Robo-Cars Take Next Step, Standardized Communications With JAUS

After proving unmanned ground vehicles could do things all on their own in the DARPA Grand Challenge and then following up with the Urban Challenge it was time to start talking the same language. SAE has standardized the communications protocols for umanned vehicles and has given it a sexy name to boot — Joint Architecture for Unmanned Vehicles or JAUS, see, sexy. Anyway, it's basically a method which allows one unmanned vehicle to talk to another about situational conditions, location, direction, payload, and other pertinent information

All that sexiness ends when you realize humans are just making it that much easier for robots to coordinate attacks on soft and hardened targets. You just wait. It'll be all fun and games until an autonomous Toyota Highlander smartass does donuts on your lawn while a Toyota robot plays taps on your doorstep. Then who will be the paranoid one, huh?