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.