Founded in July 2007 the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) is a central scientific institution at the Bielefeld University. CoR-Lab aims to enhance the potential of learning and cognitive technology in the region East-Westphalia and Lippe (OWL) by cooperation with regional industry and offers to help enterprises increasing their competitive ability in this upcoming field of high-technology through joint workshops, FuE projects, and networking. The training of highly-qualified engineers in CoR-Lab's Graduate School also contributes to the innovative strength and the economic development of the region OWL.
CoR-Lab cooperates with the innovation network OWL in mechanical engineering (OWL Maschinenbau e.V.) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) East-Westphalia to Bielefeld , since mechanical engineering is a historically grown core competency of the region. In the medium and long-term global competition, this technological edge will be kept only by integrating new intelligent and cognitive technologies.