Robotic process automation

Software robots as a paradigm for automation

A software ‘robot’ is a software application that replicates the actions of a human being interacting with the user interface of a computer system. For example, the execution of data entry into an ERP system – or indeed a full end-to-end business process – would be a typical activity for a software robot.[2] The software robot operates on the user interface (UI) in the same way that a human would;