Otto Mation Comic Series

Little Otto Mation was born with a rare gift called the C.A.P. (Certified Automation Professional), which is an objective assessment and confirmation of skills as an automation professional offered by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Those of us in the automation profession have studied and worked for years to earn the C.A.P. Follow the life of Otto through this unique comic series.

Otto Mation Comic - August 7, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • August 5, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto pitches idea for new reality TV show to television executive.

Otto Mation Comic - July 31, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 30, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto's colleagues give him an idea on how to raise more awareness for the automation profession.

Otto Mation Comic - July 24, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 23, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto meets with suppliers to outline requested features for a new automation architecture.

Otto Mation Comic - July 17, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 16, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto's manager buys 'Big Servers' to handle the 'Big Data' problem at the plant.

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - June 19, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 18, 2013
  • Opinion

Congratulations to our winner! The winning comic caption was submitted by Rich Merritt in Iowa. "Forget Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics. The new ANSI Collaborative Operation Standard R15.06-2012 says I can't hurt you. It doesn't stop me from fooling around, though."

Otto Mation Comic - June 12, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 11, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto explains to IT why they can't be trusted to create usable information dashboards.

Otto Mation Comic - June 5, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 4, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto discovers that Manuel failed to hire a CSIA-certified systems integrator.

Otto Mation Comic - May 29, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • May 28, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto asks management to help present operators with more meaningful information from the automation systems.

Otto Mation Comic - May 22, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • May 21, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto explains the advantages of their new collaborative robot to Manuel.

Otto Mation Comic - May 15, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • May 14, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto explains the dangers of outsourcing engineering to his management team.