Google at CVPR 2018

Posted by Christian Howard, Editor-in-Chief, Google AI Communications

This week, Salt Lake City hosts the 2018 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018), the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials. As a leader in computer vision research and a Diamond Sponsor, Google will have a strong presence at CVPR 2018 — over 200 Googlers will be in attendance to present papers and invited talks at the conference, and to organize and participate in multiple workshops.

If you are attending CVPR this year, please stop by our booth and chat with our researchers who are actively pursuing the next generation of intelligent systems that utilize the latest machine learning techniques applied to various areas of machine perception. Our researchers will also be available to talk about and demo several recent efforts, including the technology behind portrait mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the Open Images V4 dataset and much more.

You can learn more about our research being presented at CVPR 2018 in the list below (Googlers highlighted in blue)

Organization
Finance Chair: Ramin Zabih

Area Chairs include: Sameer Agarwal, Aseem Agrawala, Jon Barron, Abhinav Shrivastava, Carl Vondrick, Ming-Hsuan Yang

Orals/Spotlights
Unsupervised Discovery of Object Landmarks as Structural Representations
Yuting Zhang, Yijie Guo, Yixin Jin, Yijun Luo, Zhiyuan He, Honglak Lee

DoubleFusion: Real-time Capture of Human Performances with Inner Body Shapes from a Single Depth Sensor
Tao Yu, Zerong Zheng, Kaiwen Guo, Jianhui Zhao, Qionghai Dai, Hao Li, Gerard Pons-Moll, Yebin Liu

Neural Kinematic Networks for Unsupervised Motion Retargetting
Ruben Villegas, Jimei Yang, Duygu Ceylan, Honglak Lee

Burst Denoising with Kernel Prediction Networks
Ben Mildenhall, Jiawen Chen, Jonathan BarronRobert Carroll, Dillon Sharlet, Ren Ng

Quantization and Training of Neural Networks for Efficient Integer-Arithmetic-Only Inference Benoit Jacob, Skirmantas Kligys, Bo Chen, Matthew Tang, Menglong Zhu, Andrew Howard, Dmitry KalenichenkoHartwig Adam

AVA: A Video Dataset of Spatio-temporally Localized Atomic Visual Actions
Chunhui Gu, Chen Sun, David Ross, Carl Vondrick, Caroline Pantofaru, Yeqing Li, Sudheendra Vijayanarasimhan, George Toderici, Susanna Ricco, Rahul Sukthankar, Cordelia Schmid, Jitendra Malik

Focal Visual-Text Attention for Visual Question Answering
Junwei Liang, Lu Jiang, Liangliang Cao, Li-Jia Li, Alexander G. Hauptmann

Inferring Light Fields from Shadows
Manel Baradad, Vickie Ye, Adam Yedida, Fredo Durand, William Freeman, Gregory Wornell, Antonio Torralba

Modifying Non-Local Variations Across Multiple Views
Tal Tlusty, Tomer Michaeli, Tali Dekel, Lihi Zelnik-Manor

Iterative Visual Reasoning Beyond Convolutions
Xinlei Chen, Li-jia Li, Fei-Fei Li, Abhinav Gupta

Unsupervised Training for 3D Morphable Model Regression
Kyle Genova, Forrester Cole, Aaron Maschinot, Daniel Vlasic, Aaron Sarna, William Freeman

Learning Transferable Architectures for Scalable Image Recognition
Barret Zoph, Vijay Vasudevan, Jonathon Shlens, Quoc Le

The iNaturalist Species Classification and Detection Dataset
Grant van Horn, Oisin Mac Aodha, Yang Song, Yin Cui, Chen Sun, Alex Shepard, Hartwig Adam, Pietro Perona, Serge Belongie

Learning Intrinsic Image Decomposition from Watching the World
Zhengqi Li, Noah Snavely

Learning Intelligent Dialogs for Bounding Box Annotation
Ksenia Konyushkova, Jasper Uijlings, Christoph Lampert, Vittorio Ferrari

Posters
Revisiting Knowledge Transfer for Training Object Class Detectors
Jasper Uijlings, Stefan Popov, Vittorio Ferrari

Rethinking the Faster R-CNN Architecture for Temporal Action Localization
Yu-Wei Chao, Sudheendra Vijayanarasimhan, Bryan Seybold, David Ross, Jia Deng, Rahul Sukthankar

Hierarchical Novelty Detection for Visual Object Recognition
Kibok Lee, Kimin Lee, Kyle Min, Yuting Zhang, Jinwoo Shin, Honglak Lee

COCO-Stuff: Thing and Stuff Classes in Context
Holger Caesar, Jasper Uijlings, Vittorio Ferrari

Appearance-and-Relation Networks for Video Classification
Limin Wang, Wei Li, Wen Li, Luc Van Gool

MorphNet: Fast & Simple Resource-Constrained Structure Learning of Deep Networks
Ariel Gordon, Elad Eban, Bo Chen, Ofir Nachum, Tien-Ju Yang, Edward Choi

Deformable Shape Completion with Graph Convolutional Autoencoders
Or Litany, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Ameesh Makadia

MegaDepth: Learning Single-View Depth Prediction from Internet Photos
Zhengqi Li, Noah Snavely

Unsupervised Discovery of Object Landmarks as Structural Representations
Yuting Zhang, Yijie Guo, Yixin Jin, Yijun Luo, Zhiyuan He, Honglak Lee

Burst Denoising with Kernel Prediction Networks
Ben Mildenhall, Jiawen Chen, Jonathan Barron, Robert Carroll, Dillon Sharlet, Ren Ng

Quantization and Training of Neural Networks for Efficient Integer-Arithmetic-Only Inference Benoit Jacob, Skirmantas Kligys, Bo Chen, Matthew Tang, Menglong Zhu, Andrew Howard, Dmitry Kalenichenko, Hartwig Adam

Pix3D: Dataset and Methods for Single-Image 3D Shape Modeling
Xingyuan Sun, Jiajun Wu, Xiuming Zhang, Zhoutong Zhang, Tianfan Xue, Joshua Tenenbaum, William Freeman

Sparse, Smart Contours to Represent and Edit Images
Tali Dekel, Dilip Krishnan, Chuang Gan, Ce Liu, William Freeman

MaskLab: Instance Segmentation by Refining Object Detection with Semantic and Direction Features
Liang-Chieh Chen, Alexander Hermans, George Papandreou, Florian Schroff, Peng Wang, Hartwig Adam

Large Scale Fine-Grained Categorization and Domain-Specific Transfer Learning
Yin Cui, Yang Song, Chen Sun, Andrew Howard, Serge Belongie

Improved Lossy Image Compression with Priming and Spatially Adaptive Bit Rates for Recurrent Networks
Nick Johnston, Damien Vincent, David Minnen, Michele Covell, Saurabh Singh, Sung Jin Hwang, George Toderici, Troy Chinen, Joel Shor

MobileNetV2: Inverted Residuals and Linear Bottlenecks
Mark Sandler, Andrew Howard, Menglong Zhu, Andrey Zhmoginov, Liang-Chieh Chen

ScanComplete: Large-Scale Scene Completion and Semantic Segmentation for 3D Scans 
Angela Dai, Daniel Ritchie, Martin Bokeloh, Scott Reed, Juergen Sturm, Matthias Nießner

Sim2Real View Invariant Visual Servoing by Recurrent Control
Fereshteh Sadeghi, Alexander Toshev, Eric Jang, Sergey Levine

Alternating-Stereo VINS: Observability Analysis and Performance Evaluation
Mrinal Kanti Paul, Stergios Roumeliotis

Soccer on Your Tabletop
Konstantinos Rematas, Ira Kemelmacher, Brian Curless, Steve Seitz

Unsupervised Learning of Depth and Ego-Motion from Monocular Video Using 3D Geometric Constraints
Reza Mahjourian, Martin Wicke, Anelia Angelova

AVA: A Video Dataset of Spatio-temporally Localized Atomic Visual Actions
Chunhui Gu, Chen Sun, David Ross, Carl Vondrick, Caroline Pantofaru, Yeqing Li, Sudheendra Vijayanarasimhan, George Toderici, Susanna Ricco, Rahul Sukthankar, Cordelia Schmid, Jitendra Malik

Inferring Light Fields from Shadows
Manel Baradad, Vickie Ye, Adam Yedida, Fredo Durand, William Freeman, Gregory Wornell, Antonio Torralba

Modifying Non-Local Variations Across Multiple Views
Tal Tlusty, Tomer Michaeli, Tali Dekel, Lihi Zelnik-Manor

Aperture Supervision for Monocular Depth Estimation
Pratul Srinivasan, Rahul Garg, Neal Wadhwa, Ren Ng, Jonathan Barron

Instance Embedding Transfer to Unsupervised Video Object Segmentation
Siyang Li, Bryan Seybold, Alexey Vorobyov, Alireza Fathi, Qin Huang, C.-C. Jay Kuo

Frame-Recurrent Video Super-Resolution
Mehdi S. M. Sajjadi, Raviteja Vemulapalli, Matthew Brown

Weakly Supervised Action Localization by Sparse Temporal Pooling Network
Phuc Nguyen, Ting Liu, Gautam Prasad, Bohyung Han

Iterative Visual Reasoning Beyond Convolutions
Xinlei Chen, Li-jia Li, Fei-Fei Li, Abhinav Gupta

Learning and Using the Arrow of Time
Donglai Wei, Andrew Zisserman, William Freeman, Joseph Lim

HydraNets: Specialized Dynamic Architectures for Efficient Inference
Ravi Teja Mullapudi, Noam Shazeer, William Mark, Kayvon Fatahalian

Thoracic Disease Identification and Localization with Limited Supervision
Zhe Li, Chong Wang, Mei Han, Yuan Xue, Wei Wei, Li-jia Li, Fei-Fei Li

Inferring Semantic Layout for Hierarchical Text-to-Image Synthesis
Seunghoon Hong, Dingdong Yang, Jongwook Choi, Honglak Lee

Deep Semantic Face Deblurring
Ziyi Shen, Wei-Sheng Lai, Tingfa Xu, Jan Kautz, Ming-Hsuan Yang

Unsupervised Training for 3D Morphable Model Regression
Kyle Genova, Forrester Cole, Aaron Maschinot, Daniel Vlasic, Aaron Sarna, William Freeman

Learning Transferable Architectures for Scalable Image Recognition
Barret Zoph, Vijay Vasudevan, Jonathon Shlens, Quoc Le

Learning Intrinsic Image Decomposition from Watching the World
Zhengqi Li, Noah Snavely

PiCANet: Learning Pixel-wise Contextual Attention for Saliency Detection
Nian Liu, Junwei Han, Ming-Hsuan Yang

Tutorials
Computer Vision for Robotics and Driving
Anelia Angelova, Sanja Fidler

Unsupervised Visual Learning
Pierre Sermanet, Anelia Angelova

UltraFast 3D Sensing, Reconstruction and Understanding of People, Objects and Environments
Sean Fanello, Julien Valentin, Jonathan Taylor, Christoph Rhemann, Adarsh Kowdle, Jürgen SturmChristine Kaeser-Chen, Pavel Pidlypenskyi, Rohit Pandey, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Sameh Khamis, David Kim, Mingsong Dou, Kaiwen Guo, Danhang Tang, Shahram Izadi

Generative Adversarial Networks
Jun-Yan Zhu, Taesung Park, Mihaela Rosca, Phillip Isola, Ian Goodfellow

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Feature: One shot, one kill – On target to be better snipers in the Singapore Armed Forces

SAF snipers in the advanced course take their game of stealth to the concrete jungle by Alphonsus Chern, Executive Photojournalist, The Straits Times.

Participants in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) first two-week Advanced Sniper Course delve into the science of long-range ballistics, in-depth weapon handling, engagement of multiple targets and urban sniping. All are qualified snipers, having previously graduated from the Basic Sniper Course, a nine-week programme that teaches navigation, field craft, long-range shooting and the art of stalking – moving stealthily through natural terrain without being spotted. The advance course aims to equip snipers with the skills to operate in an urban environment and to enhance their proficiency in using their weapons.

(Above) In order to approach and occupy a building, a team of snipers mask their presence by stalking through the jungle for most of the journey, pausing with pistols at the ready only to watch and listen for any sign of nearby enemies. The Singapore Armed Forces’ sniper weapon of choice is the bolt-action Sako TRG-22 equipped with a Schmidt & Bender PM II scope. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

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The empty brass cartridge case is ejected (above) when a sniper unlocks the rifle’s bolt and pulls it back. Made in Finland, this precision rifle fires the 7.62 x 51mm cartridge and can accurately hit targets up to 1,000m away. Their secondary weapon is the semi-automatic Knight’s Armament M-110, which reloads itself after each round is fired. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERNST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

In the early hours of the morning, a sniper team moves along a gravel path to their training area. Wearing ghillie suits – a type of camouflage made from netting to which is attached strips of cloth – the snipers are able to break the defining features of their body shape and blend into the vegetation. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A sniper team stops to check their map during a navigation exercise held in daylight. Map-reading is a skill that all snipers must possess, as they need to navigate long distances to get to their target, often in unknown and inhospitable terrain. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A sniper takes aim after a pair of them set up their hideout in a room during a training exercise. Translucent black cloth darkens the windows and walls, enabling the snipers to conceal themselves in the shadows without being outlined against the ight-coloured walls. Through high-powered scopes, they observe the enemy’s activities and wait for the right moment to make the killing shot. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Sniper instructors use high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars to observe trainees, who are each assigned a letter of the alphabet. A trainee must remain invisible to the instructors and yet be able to see his printed letter being raised. At this signal, the trainee must fire a blank round in the direction of the instructors and remain undetected. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A sniper trainee sets up his rifle well behind a layer of vegetation. This ensures that when he fires a shot, the muzzle flash and escaping gases from the weapon will not disturb any leaves and give his position away. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The final test of the Advanced Sniper Course is loophole firing, where trainees set up their hideout in a room and aim at a target through a gap in the ”wall”, which is simulated here by a plastic board. To pass the test, the sniper must successfully sight the target and hit it without the bullet touching any part of the board. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

This article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018

Related posts:
3 shots, 3 kills – A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, & Dangerous Days at Sea posted on my toy blog HERE
Kitbash 1/6th scale Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford, USMC Scout Sniper (pics HERE)
Review of BBI Elite Force 1/6th scale USMC Sniper “Snake” 12-inch figure posted HERE

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AIA Week

New York City is the destination this week for many in our industry with the annual AIA show happening there.  As I have mentioned many times before it is always intriguing to see how this show is because as an industry we long to get in front of architects but more often than not this show leaves the exhibitors wanting.  And this year with education happening outside of the show building and 200 walking tours going on at the same time as the expo, it will be interesting to see and experience the floor action.  I had noted previously that I was not attending but moons aligned and I now will be there.  So I look forward to seeing everyone there and reporting back here next week.

Elsewhere….

–  Those of you coming to New York may see this sign. Not one that any of us should be a fan of!!  Thanks to my friend Ian Patlin of Paragon Architectural Products for the picture.  Still from the website it promotes I am seeing a lot of glass… so interesting yet confusing hook for me with being “anti glass” as it should be more focused on not being cookie cutter since that is the end message vs. glass usage.

–  Also related to New York- the first request for modular construction is out.  This is a trend to watch- I am seeing it a lot on the residential side, and just a bit with commercial, but I think it may gain momentum quicker than you think.

–  Last this week, congrats to my friend Deron Patterson of Vitro on his new position as Architectural Market Manager for Mexico.  Deron is such a fascinating and bright person and has been a major success in his career- something I foresee continuing with this new role!
This week’s interview… Maure Creager, Building Science Manager, SAGE Glass

Maure is a brilliant and talented person and the industry can surely use many more like her.  I wanted to find out how someone with her background made it into the glass world and get her perspectives on the always-evolving dynamic glass market for which I am a huge fan of.

When you were growing up, what did you want to do for a living and then once you got the mechanical engineering degree- did you ever in your wildest dreams think you’d end up with a long career in the glass business?

An Astronaut!  Didn’t everyone after watching the movie Space Camp?  Side note: I had a friend who was able to attend the camp.  Those dreams were dashed when I got glasses, so I decided to plan for the next best thing and go for mechanical engineering with a master’s in aeronautical.  But the job market was amazing when I finished my BS, so I decided to work for a while first.  I had amazing mentors and learned a lot about commercial and industrial design and construction during my work experience in college and in my first post-grad job.  A few years later led to my husband being transferred to the frozen tundra (I mean Minnesota) which meant finding a new job, which was with SAGE.  The product was so cool and the people I was going to work with were brilliant, mind-blowing smart.  At the time, I had no idea I would end up with a career in the glass business.  SAGE was still a startup when I joined, which meant I had the opportunity to learn a lot and work in many different areas of the business and with the product

You were one of the first people I met that was involved with dynamic glass- how much has that world changed since you started at Sage Glass in 2004?

Oh my goodness – well, for starters, we can make units larger than 18×35”! Back then we were excited to ship 5 units per week that we hand packed in custom built and padded crates – and we could ship them via UPS. Needless to say, our volume has increased exponentially.    In 2004, the iPhone was still 3 years away from being debuted, so I never would have imagined we would be controlling the glass from an app or Amazon Echo.  But I think the most interesting aspect has been the building science and occupant health research.  For example, we all knew we loved sunlight, but the biology of it hadn’t yet been proven.   Now we KNOW we humans absolutely need daylight to regulate our circadian rhythms.   We are still striving for changes for healthier people and planet, but we are getting there.  I hope a right to light mandate will be incorporated into our building and employee health and safety standards sooner rather than later. 

What ideas would you have to encourage college graduates- whether engineers or sales or marketing to get them to come to the industry?

There are so many different types of work you can do within the glass industry: façade engineer, process engineer, design engineer, test engineer, R&D, product development, the list goes on and on.  Glass may seem simple, but it can also be incredibly complex and interesting.  But what I have learned over time, is that whatyou do is only part of it; who you work with is also important.  What I love about the glass industry are the people, both within SAGE and Saint-Gobain and within the industry as a whole.  Within the industry organizations I am part of, I can clearly see the sharing of knowledge across the industry and mentoring new professionals.  It truly is a small world and we are all working together to move the glass industry forward. 

LINKS of the WEEK

I love dogs- coolest animals- and this one just did his thing at the ballpark!
Domino’s.  Great work with the potholes.  Super marketing play
VIDEO of the WEEK

I am huge Barstool Sports guy- and I do love the Pizza Reviews… in fact in NY this week for AIA- I must get to one of these places to do my own review.  Anyway- this review is hilarious as you have 5 pretty big stars and the fan on the street basically misses them all at first…. But then she realizes… and its all so cool.

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Soldier Story 1/6th scale NSW (Naval Special Warfare) Winter Warfare Marksman 12" figure

The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), commonly known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six, is the U.S. Navy component of the Joint Special Operations Command. It is often referred to within JSOC as Task Force Blue. DEVGRU is administratively supported by Naval Special Warfare Command and operationally commanded by the Joint Special Operations Command. Despite the official name changes, “SEAL Team Six” remains the unit’s widely recognized moniker. It is sometimes referred to in the U.S. media as a Special Mission Unit.

Soldier Story 1/6th scale NSW (Naval Special Warfare) Winter Warfare “Marksman” 12-inch figure features – HEADGEAR: Winter balaclava, Oakley canopy snow goggles, Opscore blk carbon helemt (snow camo spray), S&S Precision V-Lite (red), Princeton Tec charge MPLS helmet light, AN/PVS 15 NVG, NVG compass, Wilcox L4G24 NVG mount. HEAD SCULPT: Modern Navy SEAL life-like head sculpt. BODY: S2.5 body, Bare weapon hand (1 Pair), Bare feet (1 Pair). UNIFORM: Halys PCU L7 jacket type 1, Halys PCU L7 pants type 1, VertxOverwhite suit, VertxOverwhite trousers, Brown T-shirt, Inner white pants, Asolo hiking boots (sewing/grey). TAC GEAR: Tactical concealment viper hood (snow camo spray), Moss dreadlocks, Snow camo fabric straps, NSW contract swimmer cut less than overt carrier (frog skull printed), EI AOR1 MPCR muti-purpose molle chest rig (snow camo spray), EI AOR1 radio pouch (snow camo spray), EI AOR1 kydex insert 5.56/9mm magazine pouch (snow camo spray), EI AOR1 kydex insert 5.56 magazine pouch (snow camo spray), EI AOR1 winter hand warmer sleeve pouch (snow camo spray), EI AOR1 M14/SR25 7.62 magazine pouch (snow camo spray) x 2, LBT AOR1 M4 magazine pouch (snow camo spray) x 2, LBT AOR1 9mm magazine pouch custom knife sheath (snow camo spray), LBT AOR1 NVG pouch (snow camo spray), AOR1 medic utility pouch (snow camo spray), Eberlestock rifle backpack (snow camo spray), Eberlestock scope cover & crown protector (snow camo spray), Digital snow camo backpack cover, OR AOR1 water bottle pouch (snow camo spray), OR Hiking gaiter (1 pair), Hydration tube /w snow fabric cover, Hydration pouch (plastic), Swimmer armor plate x 2, EMT Scissors (yellow), Carabiner, Tourniquet rubber band, Velket tourniquet, Yellow light stick (short) x 4, SOG SEAL pup tactical knife, Snow walking traction cleats (1 pair), Mechanix snow camo gloved weapon hand (1 pair), Cigar

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WEAPON: MK25 Sig P226 pistol, P226 9mm magazine x 2, Mec-Gar P226 base pad magazine, SF X300 weapon light, SF X300 weapon light DG remote switch, MK18 mod1 assault rifle (snow camo spray), DD RISII handguard (snow camo spray), SF SOCOM 5.56 suppressor (snow camo spray), SF SOCOM 5.56 4 prong flash hider (snow camo spray), Insight WMX200 weapon light (snow camo spray), CQD QD sling mount (snow camo spray), Tango down vertical grip (snow camo spray), LA5 laser pointer (snow camo spray), LA5 laser pointer remote switch (snow camo spray), KAC taupe front flip sight 99051 (snow camo spray), Matech rear adjustable flip-up sight, EOTEC EXP2 red-dot weapon sight (snow camo spray), LMT crane stock (snow camo spray), LBT AOR1 weapon sling, M4 5.56 magazine x 4, Magpul 5.56 PMAG (snow camo spray), FN MK17 SCAR assault rifle marksman setting (snow camo spray), FN MK17 SCAR 20” sniper barrel (snow camo spray), FN MK17 SCAR 7.62 suppressor (snow camo spray), FN MK17 SCAR 7.62 10RD magazine (snow camo spray), FN MK17 SCAR 7.62 20RD magazine x 5, NIGHTFORCE NSX rifle scope / mount (snow camo spray), Harris 6”-9” standard bipods (snow camo spray), LA5 laser pointer (snow camo spray), LA5 laser pointer remote switch (snow camo spray), Larue CQB angled TI mount (snow camo spray), Aimpoint T1 red-dot sight (snow camo spray), Sniper data sheet

COMMUNICATION: PRC-148 maritimeradio, PRC-148 antenna, TEA 10pin PTT (snow camo spray), Invisio blk M3 headset (snow camo spray)

PATCH SET: IR blk/ white US flag right hand velcro patch, IR blk/ white US flag left hand velcro patch, Skull embroidered velcro patch, KC1 call sign velcro patch

Related posts:
Mini Times 1/6th scale US Navy SEAL Winter Combat Training 12-inch action figure preview posted on my toy blog HERE
SEAL Team 6: The Ones Resonsible For Osama Bin Laden’s Demise – pics HERE
Action Figure Review of ACE 1/6th scale US Navy DevGru CQC Operator 12-inch figure posted HERE

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Exo Sequencer for Eurorack

The Exo Sequencer (as in… exotic, external, exoplanet, exothermic…) is a sixteen step sequencer with control voltage and trigger outputs. The control voltage range is relatively small (around 3V), and is not quantised. 
The width of the module is 18HP. 
The step order is selected in a number of ways: 
• Sending a gate or trigger to the INC input will increment the sequence
• Sending a gate or trigger to the DEC input will decrement the sequence
• Sending a combination of four LOW or HIGH signals to the four inputs A0, A1, A2 and A3 will select the step as a binary address e.g. 0000 will select step 1, 0010 will select step 3, 0111 will select step 8, 1111 will select step 16 and so on
• Sending a control voltage to the STEP input will directly select the step number, where 0V is step 1 and roughly 3.3V is step 16. This control voltage can be scaled using the STEP potentiometer
These methods for selecting the step order are not mutually exclusive, and can be used in conjunction with one another. 
The length of the sequence (used for calculating when using the INC, DEC or STEP inputs) is selected via the LENGTH potentiometer and can be modulated via a control voltage input. 
The offset of the sequence (determining the starting step) is selected via the OFFSET potentiometer and can be modulated via a control voltage input. 
Circuit board layouts, schematics, code, panel files for laser cutting and a bill of materials can be found here: https://github.com/little-scale/eurorack/tree/master/exo_sequencer 
This module is also on Modular Grid
A demonstration video is coming soon. This module can be seen and heard in some of the videos in this post

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Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 1/6th scale Yoda 14cm Collectible Figure

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“Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda

Yoda was a legendary Jedi Master and stronger than most in his connection with the Force. Small in size but wise and powerful, he trained Jedi for over 800 years and played integral roles in the Clone Wars.

Being a widely beloved character across the Star Wars galaxy, now Sideshow and Hot Toys are pleased to officially present the new Yoda Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.

Beautifully crafted based on the appearance of Yoda in the movie, the sixth scale collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with amazing likeness and fabric hair, specialized body specifically designed for the Jedi Master, finely tailored outfit, a walking cane, a pair of Force Lighting effect parts that are attachable to hands and a lightsaber hilt that is magnetically attachable to his belt!

Hot Toys MMS495 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 1/6th scale Yoda Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones | Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, detailed wrinkles and skin texture | White fabric hair implantation | Approximately 14 cm tall Body with over 23 points of articulation | Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including: pair of lightsaber holding hands, pair of Force using hands, right hand for holding cane, opened right hand | Four (4) pieces of interchangeable feet including: pair of standing feet, pair of levitated feet

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Costume: dark brown-colored under tunic, dark brown-colored belt with magnetic function,beige-colored robe

Weapons: lightsaber hilt magnetically attachable to the belt, green lightsaber (attachable to the hilt), green lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt)

Accessories: Two (2) gradient blue colored Force lightning effects (attachable to the hands), cane, Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo, character nameplate and graphic card

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Release date: Approximately Q2 – Q3, 2019

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Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 1/6th Count Dooku Collectible Figure

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“I have become more powerful than any Jedi. Even you!” – Count Dooku

As a menacing Sith Lord and central figure in the Clone Wars, Count Dooku became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and thirsted for greater power. He voluntarily left the light side behind and became Darth Sidious’ dark side disciple, taking the secret name Darth Tyranus and leading the Separatist army. Dooku advanced Sidious’s secret plot to take over the galaxy, but forgot that betrayal is the nature of the Sith.

Today Hot Toys is thrilled to officially present our incredible movie masterpiece – the highly anticipated 1/6th scale Count Dooku collectible figure from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.

Masterfully crafted based on the appearance of Count Dooku in the movie, the 1/6th scale collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with striking likeness, a meticulously tailored costume with Dooku’s beautifully designed cape, a LED light-up lightsaber, a number of interchangeable hands, a pair of Force Lighting effect parts that are attachable to hands, a hologram projector and several hologram figures including Death Star, Jango Fett, B1 Battle Droid and Darth Sidious.

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Hot Toys MMS496 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 1/6th scale Count Dooku Collectible Figure Special features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Christopher Lee as Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones | Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, beard and detailed skin texture | Detailed grayish white hair sculpture of Count Dooku’s hair style | Approximately 33 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable hands including: pair of relaxed hands, pair of Force using hands, pair of gesturing hands, pair of lightsabers holding hands, right hand for holding hologram projector

Costume: brown-colored velvet-like cape with metal clasp, black-colored tunic, dark brown-colored leather-like belt, dark brown-colored pants, black-colored leather-like boots

Weapons: LED-lighted red lightsaber (red light, battery operated), red lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt), lightsaber hilt

Accessory: Two (2) gradient blue colored Force lightning effects (attachable to the hands), hologram projector, hologram figure of Death Star, hologram figure of Jango Fett, hologram figure of B1 Battle Droid, hologram figure of Darth Sidious, Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo, character nameplate and graphic card

Release date: Approximately Q2 – Q3, 2019

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Easy & Simple 1/6th scale Tier 1 SMU Part VI Tandem HALO Jumper Pack of Two figures

Paratroopers are military parachutists—military personnel trained in parachuting into an operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force. Military parachutists (troops) and parachutes were first used on a large scale during World War II for troop distribution and transportation. Paratroopers are often used to seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges. Paratroopers are used for tactical advantage as they can be inserted onto the battlefield from the air, thereby allowing them to be positioned in areas not directly accessible by other transportion. They jump out of airplanes and use parachutes to land safely on the ground. It is one of the three types of “forced entry” strategic techniques for entering a theater of war; the other two being by land and by water. The ability of air assault to enter the battlefield from any location allows paratroopers to evade emplaced fortifications that exist to prevent an attack from a specific direction, and the possible use of paratroopers forces an army to spread their defenses to protect other areas which would otherwise be safe by virtue of geography or defensive positions.

Tandem skydiving or tandem parachuting refers to a type of skydiving where a student skydiver is connected to a harness attached to a tandem instructor. The instructor guides the student through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing.

Easy & Simple 1/6th scale Tier 1 SMU Part VI Tandem HALO Jumper Pack of Two figures consists of Parachutist and Passenger. Parachutist Parts list: Real like Head Sculptn ES-Buddy 2.0 Body, AOR1 G2 Combat Shirt, AOR1 G2 Combat Pants, Shirt, 0612A Rigger’s Belt, AOR1 2586A Triple Pouch DG Low Profile Chest Rig, AOR1 9010A Single Mag Pouch, AOR1 6015D Radio Pouch, AOR1 2649E Hydration Back Panel, AOR1 6094 Slick Plate Carrier, 416 Assault Rifle, EXPS3 Holographic Sight, G32 Magnifier, LA5-PEQ Indicator, Folding Front / Rear Sight, M300 Tactical Light, Blackout Suppressor, Tactical Foregrip, 30rd Steel Mag, Assault Sling, P226 9mm Pistol, CQC Holster, AOR1 Pistol Magazines, AOR1 FAST Maritime Cut Helmet, NVG Shroud, L4G32NVG Mount, GPNVG-18 Night Vision Goggle, Remote Battery Pack, HD Camera, Tac Point MPLS, Exoshield Goggle, Zephyr TF Boots, Posable Tactical Original Gloves, Dominator Tactical Headset& PTT, PRC-152 Radio, Carabineers, Foretrex 401 GPS, V-lite Manta Strobe, V-lite Strobe, M18 Smoke Grenade, Twin Jet Fin, Fotrex 410 GPS, Special Operation Vector 3 Tandem Parachute, Halo Altimeter, Tandem Navigation Broads, Pheatom O2 Mask, Halo O2 Tank, Patches

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Passenger Parts list: Tan G2 Combat Shirt, Tan G2 Combat Pants, Shirt, 0612A Rigger’s Belt, AOR1 1961G Chest Rig, AOR1 Beaver Tail Assault Pack, M4A1 Assault Rifle, T32 ACOG Scope, M-3 Tactical Light, LA5-PEQ Indicator, Tactical Dual remote, Tactical Foregrip, 30rd Mag, Assault Sling, P226 9mm Pistol, CQC Holster, AOR1 Pistol Magazines, Speedcross3 Boots, Posable Tactical Original Gloves, Carabineers, G Watch, V-lite Manta Strobe, V-lite Strobe, Military Jump Hat, Special Operation Tandem Passage Harness, Halo Altimeter, Halo Navigation Broad, Pheatom O2 Mask, Halo O2 Tank, Patches

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Pre-order Chronicle Collectibles 1990 RoboCop 2 movie menacing Cain cyborg 16-inch tall statue

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“Cain! Let’s step outside!”

The 1990 film RoboCop 2 introduced the world to one of science-fiction film’s most menacing characters, the Cain cyborg. With a power-hungry psychopathic drug-lord as its human base and an unscrupulous business as its creator, Cain wreaks havoc on the innocent civilians of Detroit until taken down by RoboCop in a climactic final scene.

Co-created by legendary special-effects animator Phil Tippett, the charismatic Cain was brought to life in the film with a full-size robot prop and several intricately machined stop-motion puppets, all which have survived and live at Tippett Studio.

It’s from these screen-used stop-motion puppets that Chronicle Collectibles directly produced its licensed RoboCop 2 Cain model. Molded from original masters and one of the original filming puppets, Cain is assembled with a whopping 275 individual parts, with each part individually cast and cleaned for new masters by Tippett Studio. This may be one of the most complex figures ever reproduced for private collectors, and Chronicle Collectibles is proud to be part of its production.

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Kotobukiya 3.5-inch tall RoboCain from RoboCop 2 posted on my toy blog HERE
Did you know Hot Toys had intended to produce a 1/6th scale Robo Cain as part of their RoboCop series? Check out the pics HERE

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