Automata, Inc.

To pronounce “Automata”, you might say:

  • aw-tomuhtuh but
  • aw-toh-may-tuh

sounds more like “auto” and “mata“.

The word “automata” is the plural of “automaton”.  An automaton is an automatic thing as in automation.

  • Latin, self-operating machine, from Greek, from neuter of autómatos, self-acting; see automatic[1]
  • 1611, from L. automaton, from Gk. automaton, neut. of autómatos “self-acting,” from autos “self” + matos “thinking, animated.”[2]
  • 1605-1615, from L: automatic device from Gk, n. use of neut. of autómatos spontaneous, acting without human agency, equiv. to auto- + -matos, adj. deriv. from base of memonénai to intend, ménos might, force[3]

Automata act autonomously with thought, intention, and effect.

Automata, Inc. builds systems that act with thought, intent, and effect; that know and learn.

[1] The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin Company
[2] Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper
[3] Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.