I did an internship during my undergraduate years in South Korea. That was 5 years ago and I was looking for an excuse to return (and somebody to pay my plane ticket!), so when I found out the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) was going to be held in Daejeon I got busy writing a paper. The paper was accepted and I presented it in the conference centre that was a minute away from where I lived during the summer of 2011. The conference was well organised with many talks talks and cultural activities, I particularly enjoyed the workshop I attended on the first day entitled “Robots and Art”.
I visited all my old favourite places and confess I felt very nostalgic, it felt like much longer than 5 years since I left. The Outdoor Journal 2016 has an entry on one of my hiking trips I managed to sneak in (don’t tell my supervisor!). I’m not sure when I will be back to Korea but I hope it’s sometime soon.