Technology Transfer

What does CoR-Lab offer?

  • Transfer projects
  • Talks and presentations on cognitive and learning technology
  • Training of highly-qualified personnel
  • Individual cooperative R&D projects 
  • Information exchange
  • Contact for students projects


Transfer and cooperative offers for enterprises

The next generation of intelligent robots will be used as assistants in the industrial range and will bring along own knowledge and abilities, which will allow them to act autonomously.  The vision is a custom-made, industrial solution for enterprises with a maximum of variability, simple handling and flexibility. This vision poses new challenges for man-machine cooperation and communication like security in interaction,  and needs increased robustness, efficiency, accuracy and economy.

CoR-Lab aims to enhance the respective 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, R&D projects, and networking. The training of highly-qualified engineers also contributes to the innovative strength and the economic development of the region.


CoR-Lab cooperates with the innovation networks OWL Maschinenbau, Zukunftsallianz Maschinenbau and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (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.

Leading-edge cluster it's OWL

As part of the leading-edge cluster “it's OWL” (Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe), Scientists from the  research focus for “Interactive Intelligent Systems at Bielefeld University” are developing new  technologies for the products and production of tomorrow.
“it’s OWL” transfer projects highlight the significance of research as a driver of economic growth.  With these projects, Bielefeld University successfully bridges basic research with technology  transfer.

Transfer Lab


The HRI (Human-Machine-Interaction) Transfer Lab combines innovative learning technology with the most advanced control mechanisms and novel human-robot-interaction.


The Transfer Lab is mainly maintained by the it's OWL cross section project Human-Machine-Interaction, but it also supports other transfer activities and projects.



        Dr. Carola Haumann