Sectional electric drives were developed using control theory. Sectional electric drives are used on different sections of a machine where a precise differential must be maintained between the sections. In steel rolling, the metal elongates as it passes through pairs of rollers, which must run at successively faster speeds. In paper making the paper sheet shrinks as it passes around steam heated drying arranged in groups, which must run at successively slower speeds. The first application of a sectional electric drive was on a paper machine in 1919.[38] One of the most important developments in the steel industry during the 20th century was continuous wide strip rolling, developed by Armco in 1928.[39]
VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) exists within Word, Access, Outlook, Publisher, and other Microsoft products, too. VBA is almost identical to Visual Basic, a common programming language for creating .exe Windows programs. But we love Excel for its myriad business uses… parsing, sorting, presenting, and storing data… so I find myself programming within Excel/VBA by default.
The food retail industry has started to apply automation to the ordering process; McDonald's has introduced touch screen ordering and payment systems in many of its restaurants, reducing the need for as many cashier employees.[64] The University of Texas at Austin has introduced fully automated cafe retail locations.[65] Some Cafes and restaurants have utilized mobile and tablet "apps" to make the ordering process more efficient by customers ordering and paying on their device.[66] Some restaurants have automated food delivery to customers tables using a Conveyor belt system. The use of robots is sometimes employed to replace waiting staff.[67]
Si l’automatisation du travail est un débat majeur qui suscite souvent de nombreuses craintes c’est avant tout parce que dans l’imaginaire collectif ce sujet est associé à une image tenace : celle d’un robot prenant la place de l’homme. Dans cette logique, l’employé n’est plus acteur de l’entreprise, il en est tout simplement évincé. Mais si ces représentations persistent aujourd’hui c’est surtout parce que l’on oublie trop souvent que le salarié, et ce quel que soit le poste qu’il occupe, peut être l’auteur et le moteur de cette automatisation. En se déchargeant de certaines tâches répétitives et rébarbatives, celui-ci peut en effet gagner un temps précieux et se concentrer ainsi sur des activités plus stimulantes, qui comptent vraiment. Automatiser des tâches professionnelles à faible valeur ajoutée, ce n’est donc pas qu’une question de productivité : c’est aussi l’occasion d’améliorer l’expérience collaborateur au sein d’une entreprise !
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) started the research and development of automated visual surveillance and monitoring (VSAM) program, between 1997 and 1999, and airborne video surveillance (AVS) programs, from 1998 to 2002. Currently, there is a major effort underway in the vision community to develop a fully automated tracking surveillance system. Automated video surveillance monitors people and vehicles in real time within a busy environment. Existing automated surveillance systems are based on the environment they are primarily designed to observe, i.e., indoor, outdoor or airborne, the amount of sensors that the automated system can handle and the mobility of sensor, i.e., stationary camera vs. mobile camera. The purpose of a surveillance system is to record properties and trajectories of objects in a given area, generate warnings or notify designated authority in case of occurrence of particular events.[70]

Toutes vos actions sont enregistrées dans un log que vous pouvez modifier. Wildfire contient un « workflow editor » qui vous permet d’éditer les actions enregistrées. Vous pouvez facilement modifier une URL saisie, ajouter ou supprimer des actions : clic, nouvel onglet, fermeture d’onglet, saisie de texte, ajout d’une variable, d’une fonction personnalisée, scroll, sélection de texte, copier/coller, import CSV…