Start, stop, repeat. Those days are over.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technique used to automate tasks that would otherwise need to be done by office staff. It homes in on repetitive, mundane tasks that can be done by machines, as they require no particular human input. Work of this kind can be done cheaper, quicker and more reliably by machines than by people. The motivation to use RPA is to reduce costs, but also to increase capacity and quality.