TY - CHAP A1 - Daniel Bernardon A2 - Mauricio Sperandio A3 - Vinícius Garcia A4 - Luciano Pfitscher A5 - Wagner Reck ED1 - Florian Kongoli Y1 - 2012-07-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Automatic Restoration of Power Supply in Distribution Systems by Computer-Aided Technologies N2 - This is how Dr. Kongoli views the role of Automation in the modern world: Automation is closely related to the modern need for sustainable development in the 21st century. One of the principles of sustainability is "Doing More with Less" which in other words, is also one of the goals of automation. By replacing the routine part of human labor with the use of machines, automation not only increases productivity and the quality of products beyond what can be achieved by humans but also frees space, time and energy for humans to deal with the new, non-routine challenge of developing innovative and more advanced technologies. This magnificent cycle in which established developments are automated and the free resources achieved by this automation are used to develop newer technologies that are subsequently automated is one of the most successful recipes for the human race towards the goal of sustainable development. BT - Automation SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/45734 DO - 10.5772/45734 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-26 ER -