there were automated B&W film processors for small commercial users. Kodak made one called the VERSAMAT.
The old time photofinishers had dip and dunk processors to automate developing film, and "printers" and Paper processors to run off hundreds of prints in a relatively short time.
Ilford Made (probaly bought and resold) a desk top processor which processed - washed and Dried ilfospeed paper in about a minute or two. that will an enlarger equipped with a light meter/timer and you could knock off prints quickly.
Picking the contrast grade and deciding if and where to dodge and burn in are artistic decisions that I don't think most folks would want to leave to a machine no mater how clever it might be.