Automated is great but but usually only up to a point & then there are always trade offs. We do not yet have robotic engineers and maintenance personnel not yet
. For now you increase automation and you also increase the need for more maintenance personnel and quality control personal.
I believe it's still generally the most -effective- having work cells with human elements.
Sadly skilled trade workers are often replaced with totally incompetent & untrained so called production workers.
No insult meant for any of you mechanical engineers out there but.......
I've seen far too many cases of engineers wanting show off or impress and end up totally totally screwing up production lines.
Sometimes the better mousetrap is quite simply still a cat.
I'm guessing - I'm hoping that Canon will do it right and do a good job of it. I also doubt that it's actually going to be completely automated. Not like they're making pop bottles.................