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Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance. Automation or automatic control is 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 minimal or reduced human intervention.

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Organizations relating to Automation

International Society of Automation / Est. 1945
Continental Automated Building Association
European Network for Computer Integrated Manufacturing / Est. 1989
Regional Network for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery / Est. 1977
Centre européen d'informatique et d'automation / Est. 1983
Interrobot / Est. 1985
European Batch Forum / Est. 1990
Nasdaq Europe / Est. 1995
Flexible Assembly Systems / Est. 1986
European Library Automation Group / Est. 1979
Club of Bologna / Est. 1988
Réseau international des observatoires francophones de l'inforoute et du traitement informatique des langues / Est. 1992
Inter-Institutional Automated Statistics System
International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction / Est. 1990
Latin American Centre of Banking Automation
European Programme of Advanced Automatic Translation / Est. 1982
Telematics for the Environment / Est. 1994
Organization for Machine Automation and Control / Est. 1994
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Mechanization of Forestry
European Factory Automation Committee / Est. 2000
Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing / Est. 1990
European Committee on Ocean and Polar Sciences / Est. 1990
European Association for Automatic Control
European Network for Scientific and Technical Information / Est. 1975
Interbus Club / Est. 1992

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World Problems relating to Automation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Limited farm mechanization
Inadequate equipment
Negative social effects of automation
Mental stress due to automation
Elimination of jobs by automation

Action Strategies relating to Automation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing software
Using robots
Mechanizing food production technologies
Increasing farm mechanization
Limiting farm mechanization
Neutralizing negative social effects of automation
Monitoring engineering industry
Developing control systems

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