Heike Vallery received her Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering (with honors) from RWTH Aachen University in 2004 and her Dr.-Ing. in robotics from the Technische Universität München in 2009, where she had worked on compliant actuation and cooperative control principles for gait rehabilitation robots. As a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zürich, she continued this research and developed mechatronic principles for cooperative human-robot interaction. From 2011 to 2012, she worked at Khalifa University Abu Dhabi as an assistant professor. Today, she holds an associate professorship at TU Delft. H. Vallery has published more than 60 peer- reviewed publications, ﬁled 7 patent applications, and received diverse fellowships and awards, like the 1st prize of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2014, a Vidi fellowship in 2016 from NWO, and the Henk-Stassen Award for Best Young Researcher BME 2017.