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Tested at the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup!

After a full year of summit and online competitions, the top AWS DeepRacer competitors travel to Las Vegas to face off in the DeepRacer Championship Cup! We chat with competitors and learn how they've developed models to send the DeepRacer autonomous RC car around a track it's never seen before, and the strategies to keep pace with the world's best. (This video is sponsored by Amazon Web Services.)

How Machine Learning Enables DeepRacer's Autonomous Driving

How does machine learning work and what are its applications? Mike Miller, General Manager of AWS AI Devices walks us through the story of DeepRacer, the autonomous RC car that utilizes Machine Learning and Reinforncement Learning to speedily navigate around a track. We're at AWS reInvent this week to watch teams compete in the DeepRacer League Championship Cup! (This video is sponsored by Amazon Web Services.)

Mondo's New Iron Giant at DesignerCon!

One of the most highly sought-after pop culture collectibles is Mondo's Iron Giant figure from four years ago. This coming year, Mondo is revisiting this beloved character with a new posable figure, scaled at a slightly smaller size and with different feature set. We chat with Mondo's director of collectibles about the design of this Iron Giant and the other robots in their lineup!

Lumecluster's Phoenix Gauntlet Lineup!

Melissa Ng--aka Lumecluster--shares with us her full Phoenix Gaunlet lineup for the first time at this year's DesignerCon. We chat with Melissa about her journey to making these beautiful gothic-inspired gaunlets a product, and the Lumecluster identity that's also present in her pendants and resin figures.

DesignerCon 2019 is This Weekend in Anaheim!

A public service announcement for fans of designer toys and supports of independent artists: DesignerCon is this weekend! It's once again at the Anaheim Convention Center (next to Disneyland), and we'll be there on Saturday interviewing makers and checking out their new pieces. Stay tuned for videos from the show, and here's some geeking out about art toys with toy curator Benny from Tenacious Toys!