My name is Rinaldo and I work as an assistant professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. In my work, I employ a media psychological approach, and my research focuses on the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie media uses and effects. In the CHILDROBOT project I work as a post-doctoral researcher. I am fascinated by social robots because they are a very unique communication technology. While most traditional media merely function as channels of communication, social robots can be our communication partners. Because social robots will be prevalent in the lives of our children, I am very interested in how children perceive, relate to, and learn from social robots and what psychological mechanisms explain the outcomes of child-robot interaction.