Control of processes, equipment or systems by computer (or simpler electronics), typically replacing human control. Often used for control of a manufacturing process where the term may or may not imply the use of some kind of general purpose robot.See also design automation, office automation, manularity, Manufacturing Automation Protocol, PEARL, QBE.
Last updated: 1994-10-21
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