Driverless Vehicles In Combat: A Good Idea?

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The Army is getting ready to drive into war — in driverless trucks. Next fall, its “Leader-Follower” technology will enable convoys of autonomous vehicles to follow behind one driven by a human. It’s a direct response to the improvised explosive devices that caused nearly half the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military has been trying to bring robots into wars since the 1950s, a long line of technological innovations that began with a bulky roving platform and carried into bomb-defusing robots.

Is this ultimately a good idea?  Jeff talks to Bronze Star Recipient Howard L. Hibbard at 9 am.  Click to listen LIVE below.


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