The world of Atomic Robo is much like the real world, but with greater levels of science and a great deal more weirdness. True artificial intelligence was developed back in the 20's, WWII featured doomsday weather control machines, and China once built a giant war robot as a political ploy. Atomic Robo is a world reknown scientist in the present day, and by virtue of his career and fate he and his fellow scientists of Tesladyne Industries spend much of their time fighting outrageous evils and solving great mysteries. When robot pyramids or giant ants attack, Robo is there, defending the world with the power of science. And violence. Mostly violence.