I started my studies in Computer Science in 2008 when I was still attending high school in a Junior Student program. I fell in love with the little Aibo robots playing soccer as soon as I met them and since then, my heart belongs to robotics. In addition, I focused on spoken dialogue systems in my Bachelor and Master program. Writing my Master thesis on dialogue policies for incremental spoken dialogue systems in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) in 2015 was a great experience, but I missed the robotics part at the same time. For my Ph.D. I can finally combine dialogue strategies and robotics by studying human-robot interaction in Uppsala, Sweden.