Perla Maiolino was born in Imperia in 1981. She received her D.Ing. degree from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2006. Her Master Thesis was on the project of a humanoid robotic head, and it was carried out in the MAC-Lab from DIST, University of Genova. Presently, she is a PhD student of the University of Genova. She is working on MAC-HEAD and in particular on the role of emotions in human-robot interaction.