Smarty Mart has added a "stock bot" robot to each of its stores to help with inventory, scaring Mr. Barkin, who fears that robots will take over the world. Martin Smarty, founder of the company, assigns Ron to a new job: being the life coach and role model for Martin's disrespectful, bratty son Artie. Meanwhile, Dr. Drakken is visited by his former cellmate Frugal Lucre, who wants Drakken to become his mentor in villainy. Although Drakken finds Lucre annoying, they team up to steal a universal remote control which can operate any mechanical device. Their plan is to control an army of the Smarty Mart stock bots. Drakken and Lucre lose the remote control, and Kim, Ron, and Rufus try to get it back to stop the robots from wreaking havoc.