Automation is the creation and application of technologies to produce and deliver goods and services with minimal human intervention. The dictionary defines automation as “the technique of making an apparatus, process, or system work automatically. We define automation as the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services. By our definition, the automation profession includes “all people who are involved in creating and applying technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services”; and the automation professional is “anyone who is involved in the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services”.
Automation is the use of technology to perform tasks with reduced human assistance. Any industry facing repetitive tasks can use automation, but automation is more prevalent in the manufacturing, robotics and automotive industries, as well as in the world of IT systems technology and business decision-making software. Automation is a technology that allows processes to be carried out without human intervention. Basically, “automating tasks means creating a situation in which the system (or part of a system) functions on its own.
Automation technology encompasses all processes and work equipment that allow plants and systems to operate automatically. These include machines, appliances, equipment, and other devices.