This article is a review of the MicroMasters Degree "Principles of Manufacturing" offered by MIT. The course does an excellent job of introducing the basic, timeless rules that govern manufacturing. The knowledge is a good gateway to the introduction of the newest technologies related to Industry 4.0.
The development of adaptability, ease of programming, and integration will give rise to what is termed advanced robotics. Advanced robotics systems will transform industrial operations. Compared with conventional robots, advanced robots have а superior perception, integrability, adaptability, and mobility. Taken together, these improvements mean that advanced robots will be able to perform many more tasks more economically than the previous generation of automated systems.