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Automation describes a wide range of technologies that reduce human intervention in processes, mainly by predetermining decision criteria, subprocess relationships, and related actions, as well as embodying those predeterminations in machines. Automation has been achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic devices, and computers, usually in combination. Complicated systems, such as modern factories, airplanes, and ships typically use combinations of all of these techniques. The benefit of automation includes labor savings, reducing waste, savings in electricity costs, savings in material costs, and improvements to quality, accuracy, and precision.

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Organizations relating to Automation

European Design and Automation Association / Est. 1993
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization / Beijing, China / Est. 2002
International Society of Automation / Durham NC, USA / Est. 1945
BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association / Overland Park KS, USA / Est. 1918
International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning / Est. 2002
Convention Relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines / Est. 1907
Convention for the Regulation of Hours of Work in Automatic Sheet-glass Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1934
Réunion européenne d'automatisme
Users' Association of Measurement, Regulation and Automation Equipments / Est. 1970
Asia-Pacific Office Automation Council
International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation / Est. 1972
Robot Framework Foundation
International Symposium on Mechanical Design, Manufacture and Automation / Est. 2017
International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning / Est. 2001
International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales / Est. 2016
Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2001
Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1981
Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference
International Instrument Users' Association - WIB / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1963
International Federation of Robotics / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1987
Organization for Machine Automation and Control / Herndon VA, USA / Est. 1994
European Library Automation Group / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1979
International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems / Est. 2001
KNX Association / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 1999
Continental Automated Building Association / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1988
International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction / Oulu, Finland / Est. 1990
European Automated Clearing House Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
European Building Automation and Controls Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2003
European Design Automation Conference
International Congress on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology
International Conference on Automated People Movers
International Federation of Automatic Control / Laxenburg, Austria / Est. 1957
International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry
Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference
Office Automation Society International / Cleveland OH, USA / Est. 1982
Forestry Mechanization / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1966
International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision / Est. 1990
ICCBBA / San Bernardino CA, USA / Est. 1994

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Action Strategies relating to Automation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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

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