[ noun ] (work) the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
"automation replaces human workers by machines"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
With greater investments in plant facilities , with automation growing , you can n't switch around , either in volume or in product design , as much as was formerly possible - or at_least not as economically .(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
New computer and automation techniques were applied to these spectra with considerable success .
[ noun ] equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation
"this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"