Issue No.12 - December (1977 vol.10)
C.A. Rosen , Stanford Research Institute
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.
C.A. Rosen, D. Nilzan, "Use of Sensors in Programmable Automation*", Computer, vol.10, no. 12, pp. 12-23, December 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217596