Cognitive factories are a new paradigm in production engineering towards a more flexible, adaptable, and reliable production. According to this paradigm, the machines and processes in a factory are equipped with cognitive capabilities that involve reasoning about goals, perception, actions, collaborative task execution, etc. to allow them to assess and increase their scope of operation autonomously.
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We propose the use of causality-based formal representation and automated reasoning methods from artificial intelligence to endow multiple teams of robots in a factory, with high-level cognitive capabilities, such as optimal planning and diagnostic reasoning. We present a framework that features bilateral interaction between task and motion planning, and embeds geometric reasoning in causal reasoning. We embed this planning framework inside an execution and monitoring framework and show its applicability