The act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls.
The process of making an action of a higher animal reflexive.
the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware;
‘automation replaces human workers by machines’;
the condition of being automatically operated or controlled;
‘automation increases productivity’;
equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation;
‘this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment’;
Automation describes a wide range of technologies that reduce human intervention in processes. Human intervention is reduced by predetermining decision criteria, subprocess relationships, and related actions — and embodying those predeterminations in machines.Automation, includes the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers, and heat-treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering, and stabilization of ships, aircraft, and other applications and vehicles with reduced human intervention.Automation covers applications ranging from a household thermostat controlling a boiler, to a large industrial control system with tens of thousands of input measurements and output control signals.