Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimum human assistance.[1] Automation [2] or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications and vehicles with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.
IFTTT est  la référence des outils permettant d’automatiser ses actions sur le web. Mais il n’a pas le monopole : Zapier constitue une alternative efficace. Si vous avez l’habitude d’utiliser IFTTT, vous ne serez pas perdu, car les interfaces sont similaires. Zapier fonctionne de la même manière : vous choisissez un déclencheur et l’action à effectuer lorsque le trigger est activé. Les recettes peuvent être partagées et vous pouvez parcourir celles créées par la communauté. Les services supportés sont très nombreux. Certains sont payants, mais ce ne sont pas les plus utilisés au quotidien : Evernote Business, HubSpot, MySQL, PayPal… Les comptes gratuits sont limités, contrairement à IFTTT : 100 tâches par mois, 5 recettes au maximum et un checking des déclencheurs toutes les 15 minutes uniquement.
Access Rights Manager can enable IT and security admins to quickly analyze user authorizations and access permissions to systems, data, and files, and help them protect their organizations from the potential risks of data loss and data breaches. Customized reports can show who has access to what and when access can be generated to support compliance requirements. User provisioning and deprovisioning can also be done using role-specific templates.

Relay logic was introduced with factory electrification, which underwent rapid adaption from 1900 though the 1920s. Central electric power stations were also undergoing rapid growth and operation of new high pressure boilers, steam turbines and electrical substations created a large demand for instruments and controls. Central control rooms became common in the 1920s, but as late as the early 1930s, most process control was on-off. Operators typically monitored charts drawn by recorders that plotted data from instruments. To make corrections, operators manually opened or closed valves or turned switches on or off. Control rooms also used color coded lights to send signals to workers in the plant to manually make certain changes.[25]

Selenium Remote Control est un framework de tests fonctionnels issu du projet Selenium, célèbre outil d'automatisation de tests pour navigateurs. Il permet d'exécuter des tests dans des navigateurs du marché, distants ou en local. Il permet d'exécuter les tests Selenium sur des des navigateurs distants en parallèle sur de multiples plateformes et versions dans plusieurs langages de programmation (Java, C#, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP), grâce à une architecture client/serveur.
Dans le chapitre « De nouveaux outils pour les biologistes »  : […] ou chromatographie), des réacteurs biologiques (amplification de l'ADN) ainsi que des modules de détection. L'intégration de tous ces dispositifs miniaturisés sur une puce permet l'automatisation des diverses étapes d'une analyse dans un système unique. Les avantages induits par ces nouvelles technologies portent sur la capacité de travailler […] Lire la suite☛
In closed loop control, the control action from the controller is dependent on the process output. In the case of the boiler analogy this would include a thermostat to monitor the building temperature, and thereby feed back a signal to ensure the controller maintains the building at the temperature set on the thermostat. A closed loop controller therefore has a feedback loop which ensures the controller exerts a control action to give a process output the same as the "Reference input" or "set point". For this reason, closed loop controllers are also called feedback controllers.[5]
I would point out that depending upon what site you are on, there may be a more efficient way (perhaps an exposed web service) than scraping data from the page and working with mechanize/selenium to do what you want. If you are on the web, browser driver tools are the hammers, and they will get the screws in the wood, but sometimes another tool will work better.

The total number of relays, cam timers and drum sequencers can number into the hundreds or even thousands in some factories. Early programming techniques and languages were needed to make such systems manageable, one of the first being ladder logic, where diagrams of the interconnected relays resembled the rungs of a ladder. Special computers called programmable logic controllers were later designed to replace these collections of hardware with a single, more easily re-programmed unit.

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…