The team of inventors looks into the future of gaming and see giant, boxing robots! With only two weeks to work, Joe Grand and Zoz Brooks utilize optical glyph tracking to allow the robots to register and mimic human counterparts' boxing movements while Mike North is charged with dressing the metallic skeletons and Terry Sandin builds the beasts. In the end, the crowd is knocked out by the spectacle of a giant boxing robot slugfest.
The guys attempt to invent a space-age sleeping pod that wakes its users, feeds, showers, grooms and dresses them all in a matter of minutes. With only two weeks to build, several features including a feeding function and auto-shaving function are deemed unnecessary. Despite the failure of many functions, however, the prototype is an overall success upon which future versions can be built.
The engineering team attempts to build the world's first all-terrain vehicle based on legs -- not wheels! Legged vehicles of this type have been in development by the world's military establishment for decades but now the guys are trying to get their six-legged robot prototypes able to carry humans up and running in just two weeks.
The team of engineers attempts to prototype two different flying lifeguard systems to save swimmers in danger on unguarded beaches. One is an air cannon designed to shoot a lifesaver out to a swimmer in distress close to the shore. The other is an autonomous plane that flies over and drops a life preserver for swimmers farther out to sea. Both prototypes are deployed by the push of a button by swimmers on unguarded beaches but the challenge lies in making these viable, life-saving prototypes in only two weeks.
The team of inventors attempts to prototype a car that utilizes biofeedback sensors to restrict a car's performance as its driver's agitation level increases. With only 10 days to work, electrical engineers Joe Grand and Zoz Brooks use cutting-edge biofeedback and mind-control technology to act as the brains of the prototypes while mechanical engineers Terry Sandin and Mike North retrofit the cars for an extreme demolition derby test. The prototypes are a smashing success and the team believes someone can further develop them in the future to create a viable commercial product.
The team of inventors takes on the future of thrill rides by building a waterslide simulator that lasts three times as long as the amusement park variety while implementing utilizing the twists, drops and turns from several slides. The prototype grows to three stories tall and uses almost five tons of materials -- but the challenge lies in finishing the project in only two weeks.
The team of engineers attempts to invent two cutting-edge pieces of equipment to make fire fighters' jobs safer and easier. The first is a robotic fireman capable of carrying three hundred pounds of equipment up flights of stairs and a victim back down them. The second is a high-tech Pyro Pack that will allow firemen to see and recognize one another in smoke-filled rooms while both displaying the oxygen levels in their tanks and allowing them to put out small fires without using a hose.
The team of engineers attempts to solve their most-serious problem: How to get pizza delivered to the island. They try their hand at blimps and robots before getting down to business with an autonomous car that attempts to drive a piping-hot pizza pie across the Bay Bridge all by itself.
The team attempts to invent the future of deep-sea diving with a virtual sea adventure. A remote-operated submarine will be stationed at any one of the world’s best reefs -- or in its prototype’s case, an enormous shark tank -- and will be “driven” by a sea scooter in a local swimming pool. With the help of a 180-degree video screen inside the pool, the diver can point their sea scooter in the direction they want to explore and it will trigger the sub to go that way, allowing users to scuba any reef in the world without leaving home.
The team of engineers borrows from both the superhuman abilities of the gecko and the cutting-edge research of Stanford University in their attempt to create a real-life superhero known as Geckoman. The guys split up and attempt three separate prototypes -- Mike North works on a sticky adhesive to scale glass buildings, Terry Sandin builds a claw-like system to climb vertical concrete structures and Joe Grand and Zoz Brooks work on an electrical solution that may carry a human straight-up both.
The team of inventors attempts to engineer the world's first robotic dog sitter. Designed to play with, let out and discipline dogs, the Robo Dog Sitter will also allow an owner at work to communicate with their dog via a monitor on the robot.