Rated E for Everyone
The ‘Automationauts’ (to give them their fuller, grander, longerwindeder title) travel the universe with the sole goal of setting worlds in motion through the power of automation. To do this, they harness whatever natural resources are available; they learn fast and can eventually make pretty much anything from anything. But their most important creations are their robots, which can be made from the crudest of materials and taught to do anything an Autonaut can do (and often better).
Your reign of automation begins by building ‘bots (some types are better suited to some jobs than others). Next, you show your ‘bots how to do their jobs. Teach them to become lumberjacks, farmers, miners, loaders, transporters, shipbuilders, sailors, anglers, cooks, engineers, mechanics, wheelwrights, laborers, cleaners, carpenters, blacksmiths, masons, carers, and more.