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What do you mean by "automatic"? The ones that are listed here need manual cocking before next record is played. That is somewhat inconvenient and possibly pretty bad with some models like Q-Up - if you leave the lifter UP the tonearm will bump into the lifter and starts skipping the track. If you are not there when it happens it may permanently dig a hole into you record. In that light the wage type lifter are less hazardous.
I use Arduino's in my work often and I have been thinking of making an automatic lifter using it and some sensors, el.magnet to engage existing lifter etc. But it is has not become a priority so I may never take it on.