Norbert Schmitz was born in 1980 in Arad (Romania). After his Abitur in Ludwigshafen am Rhein he studied Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern from 2000 to 2005. He wrote his diploma thesis in the robotics research lab with the title 'Satelite localisation and sensor fusion for mobile outdoor robot localisation'. He is a PhD student of the department of computer science since January 2006. The thesis entiteled 'Dynamic modeling of humans for natural human-robot-interaction' was submitted in January 2011. Since February he is working at psb intralogistics GmbH in Pirmasens/Germany. Since May 2012 he is working at the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz DFKI) in the research group Augmented Vision under supervision of Prof. Stricker.