Everyone here is going to tell you that a human needs to be there because that is their livelihood. Any task can be automated at a cost. I am guessing that it is not your current task to automate maintenance tasks otherwise you wouldn't be asking. Somewhere up your chain they decided that for the uptime / quality of service it is more cost effective to have a human do it. That does not mean that you can not present a case showing otherwise. I highly suggest that you win approval and backing before taking time to try to automate anything.
Out of curiosity, are they VMs?
You can spin up your own Tor exit node in Austria here: http://lowendbox.com/tag/austria/
Or, if you prefer, you can just donate to people that are running nodes here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#RelayDonations
Tell them what you thing about the report:
So once the FBI subpeona'd Tor to...
That's an awful long post for someone that doesn't seem to know what they are talking about. Tor cannot be subpoenaed for information. It is a peer to peer network, not a legal entity. They got this guy because to get on university wifi you need to login, which then associates your mac address with your account and allows traffic to flow. They also monitor your traffic and could associate his account with Tor use. This gave the FBI enough information to question him and he probably was so scared and guilty feeling that he freely confessed. You can change the mac address on most network adapters. You wouldn't need to buy a throwaway usb wifi adapter. The FBI would have had much less to go on if the perp had simply used a free wifi hotspot.
It is difficult to understand what was going on in his head but it obviously wasn't rational thought.