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Use of Sensors in Programmable Automation*

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2 Author(s)
Rosen, C.A. ; Stanford Research Institute ; Nilzan, D.

If previous studies1-4 are any indication, there is a national need to develop advanced automation techniques to increase industrial productivity and to enhance the well-being of workers by eliminating hard, dangerous, and dull jobs. Although an ultimate goal might be a completely automated factory in which design, planning, scheduling, and manufacturing are all under computer control, automation will probably evolve slowly with the development of the appropriate technology.

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Computer  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 12 )