If they made a proper scanner that could actually triangulate ore positions, then there wouldn't be a desire to automate it. If I have 2 hours to mine and 1.5 of that is spent trying to locate ore, you bet I want that automated. If I spent most of that time actually mining I wouldn't want or need an automated mining operation. My goal is not to play "shitty scanner simulator 2020". A bandaid solution like automated mining is just avoiding the real problem.