The Interactive Learning Environment for Cognitive Robotics is a project which uses cognitive robotics as a driving force for the development of AI systems which are able to perform complex tasks autonomously and skillfully. Cognitive robotics allows the robots not only to learn by watching, reading, and experiencing how to perform complex everyday activities such as setting the table or cleaning up, but also to understand vaguely formulated instructions by correctly interpreting the context. It also allows the robots to plan and explain their actions. The skills to understand and develop such AI systems can best be taught using open robot control systems that contain a broad spectrum of AI technologies. The goal of IntEL4CoRo is to create and operate such a learning environment for cognitive robotics that enables competence-oriented teaching.