General: Robots Could Replace 1/4 of U.S. Combat Soldiers by 2030


Robots could replace one-fourth of U.S. combat soldiers by 2030, according to Gen. Robert Cone.


The Army already employs robotic warriors in limited activities.

Border Patrol Using Robots to Search Drug Tunnels editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff joined Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom to discuss the idea.

“I think … the long-term vision is to really take people, humans, out of harm’s way and let a full-blown robot do the fighting, do the shooting, do the running,” Ulanoff said, noting that he doesn’t see that happening until near the end of the century.

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