Q: What is the focus of CoR-Lab’s research ?
A: Communication and interaction with robots for learning and teaching them. Make them partners which we can interact with in natural ways.
Q: Who persues research in CoR-Lab ?
A: CoR-Lab has three independent research groups headed by Dr. B. Wrede (Hybrid Society), Prof. J. Steil (Generative Learning for Cognitive Systems), and Dr. S. Wrede (Cognitive Systems Engineering). Further there are the PhD-students and postdocs in the CoR-Lab Graduate School.
Q: Which disciplines contribute to CoR-Lab ?
A: Projects leaders and students in CoR-Lab currently come from computer science, robotics, engineering, linguistics, sports science, psychology, and biology.
Q: What are concrete research projects of CoR-Lab ?
A: See projects of the research groups and the Graduate School. Projects include social learning, imitation, hand actions, autonomic computing, visual processing of faces, scene interpretation, or processing of brain signals.
Q: Does CoR-Lab persue applied research ?
A: Yes, CoR-Lab offers joint projects with industry, in particular based on learning and teaching with novel robot arm platforms.
Q: What is ITALK ?
A: ITALK is an EU funded international project based on the hypothesis that movement and language co-develop in early childhood. The projects models such processes with the humanoid robot iCub.
Q: How do CoR-Lab and the Excellence Center in Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) relate ?
A: CITEC is a DFG funded excellence cluster, while CoR-Lab is a public-private partnership with support of the state NRW. Both are "twins", which institutionalize the excellence of Bielefeld University in intelligent systems in different ways. CITEC and CoR-Lab share work and cooperate in intelligent robotic systems. All projects leaders in CoR-Lab also contribute to CITEC. But CITEC has a larger thematic scope reaching out to psychology, biology or linguistics and applications e.g. in media technology. CoR-Lab provides the bridge towards applied research in robotics and intenlligent technical systems.