My name is Chiara de Jong and I work as a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. I have a background in Communication and Information Sciences with a focus on learning and development in children. In the CHILDROBOT project, I investigate which factors affect children’s acceptance of social robots. Furthermore, I aim to gain insight into the long-term development of children’s acceptance of social robots. I am particularly interested in the interaction between robots and children because it is a unique form of interaction. Social robots may have an extraordinary impact on people. Although we know that a robot is not alive, we are often inclined to attribute certain human characteristics to that robot. However, in the end my biggest motivation is to see the enthusiastic faces of children when they hear that they can play with a real robot.