The robotics air gap is a network security measure employed wherein the robot is assumed to be physically isolated from insecure networks. Robots however are networks of devices by definition. Networks of networks. The air gap is a dead myth in robotics.
Quality, safety and security are often misunderstood, mistaken or disregarded in robotics. This article argues about these terms and their relationship in the context of robotics, ultimately concluding that more work is required to meet the expectations the general public has for these systems.