Martin Proetzsch studied computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern from 1998 to 2004. His areas of studies were autonomous mobile robots, electrical engineering, computer graphics, and distributed systems. In his diploma thesis "Behavior-Based Motion Control of an Autonomous Four Wheel Steering Outdoor Vehicle" the development of a control system for a vehicle used in rough off-road terrain is described. From 2004 to 2010 he was employed as scientific assistant and PhD student at the Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern. His PhD thesis "Development Process for Complex Behavior-Based Robot Control Systems" deals with the design and analysis of behavior-based autonomous systems.