Q: How is CoR-Lab organized ?
A: CoR-Lab is an central research institute of Bielefeld University and as such an independent organisation unit directly accountable to the university rectorate.
Q: Who heads CoR-Lab ?
A: A board of four directors comprising Prof. H. Ritter, Prof. G. Sagerer, Prof. J.J. Steil and 8in an advisory role Prof. E. Körner (Honda Research Institute) constitutes the scientific leadership of CoR-Lab. Prof. J. Steil and Dr. C. Haumann (Graduate School) are responsible for the management.
Q: How many people work at CoR-Lab ?
A: Currently more than 65 people (including students of the graduate school) directly work within CoR-Lab. CoR-Lab members exceed 100 and include project leaders and associate members.
Q: What is the CoR-Lab Graduate School ?
A: From 2007-2012 the Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU) funded more than 20 students and postdocs in the CoR-Lab's Graduate School in joint research projects. These projects have co-supervisers from HRI-EU. Currently, students from other scientific projects including EU-funden projects comprise the Gradschool.
Q: Who funds CoR-Lab ?
A: CoR-Lab is almost completely third party funded. The Graduate School hjas initially been funded by HRI-EU, further funding came from the ministry of innovation of North-Rhine Westphalia (from 2007-2010). Further projects ITALK, AMARSi, Humanvips, RobotDoc and Echord were funded by the European Union in the FP7 framework. Industrial projects with Miele, Harting and in the framework of the it's OWL Spitzencluster complement this funding.
Q: Does CoR-Lab cooperate only with Honda ?
A: No. CoR-Lab also cooperates with the regional industry in joint projects and national and international scientific partners.