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 1. Photo of the week: What impressed you to take, select and write about this photo? 1. Photo of the week: What impressed you to take, select and write about this photo?
  
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 +The picture shows Dylan and my farewell dinner with Dr. Jun Ho Oh and the rest of Hubo Lab. They were very hospitable, and I am very honored to have had the experience to learn from them this summer.
  
 2. New Korean, not from Hubo Lab, that you met: How did you or the person initiate the encounter, what made the encounter challenging or easy, and how did it help you? 2. New Korean, not from Hubo Lab, that you met: How did you or the person initiate the encounter, what made the encounter challenging or easy, and how did it help you?
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 +I met a business student in the KAIST cafeteria. We talked about the new sanctions against North Korea, and what Donald Trump means for America. It is interesting to hear that most South Koreans hope to be reunited with North Korea in their lifetimes. They do not want to give up the freedom and development they have in their democracy, but they do see North Koreans as their family.
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 3. What new cultural insight about Korea did you learn this week? 3. What new cultural insight about Korea did you learn this week?
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 +I learned that every dinner should end with rice or noodles. Even 10+ side dishes and servings of meat are considered appetizers, and the main course is rice or noodles.
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 4. What did you learn about yourself? 4. What did you learn about yourself?
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 +I am proud of my flexibility and perseverance during the summer. I had to work hard to develop relationships with lab members in order to gain access to information and equipment necessary for my research. I pursued several research leads before I found a project I felt would be productive. Many times I was told by lab members that my intended approach would not work, but I asked questions and responded with research when I felt they were wrong. In the end I added to DRC Hubo's footstep planning pipeline, and I accomplished several contributions that I was initially told would not work.
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 5. What is the status of your technical projects and what skills did you learn? 5. What is the status of your technical projects and what skills did you learn?
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 +This week I proposed changes to the DRC footstep planning pipeline that would make footstep planning faster and more accurate. I also presented an updated simulator that includes a virtual kinect and a random debris generator. This can be used to develop a new footstep planning algorithm that is more robust than the current algo.
  
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