Define: Autonomation

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Definition: Autonomation



What is the dictionary definition of Autonomation?

Dictionary Definition


manufacturing An automation design concept developed at Toyota using error-proofing and automatic process defect-detection to ease human participation in demanding just-in-time manufacturing.


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Full Definition of Autonomation


Autonomation is a technological innovation that aims to allow machines to work harmoniously with their operators by giving them the ‘human touch.’ Known as Jidoka in Japanese, the approach utilises automatic and semi-automatic processes to reduce the physical and mental load on workers. The concept was introduced by the founder of Toyota Industries Corp, Sakichi Toyoda (1867-1930) in around 1924 when he invented an automatic loom that stopped working if even a single thread breaks; thus enabling a single operator to control several looms.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Autonomation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2019.