My name is Caroline van Straten and I work as a postdoc lecturer at the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. With a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, I am interested in the investigation of the mental processes that are elicited during interactions between humans and robots. In the CHILDROBOT project, I study the emergence of social relationships between children and robots. More specifically, I investigate how transparency about social robots’ mechanical status, as well as elements of social robots’ communication styles, affect how children perceive and relate to robots. What I like most about the research we conduct is that, no matter how long scientists like us discuss child-robot interaction, in the end children always keep surprising us!