Synopsis by Sally Barber
Bright Sparks is a 12-part science and technology series created to stimulate children by introducing complex ideas in an entertaining and fun format. Programs blend animation and live-action to offer a fast-paced and imaginative lesson. Animated hosts travel around the globe to demonstrate the wonders of science and modern technology. Volume six, Bright Sparks: Robots, examines the scientific community's unsuccessful quest to build an intelligent humanoid capable of imitating man's ability to problem solve and daydream. Program highlights include demonstrations of how programming allows robotic machines to perform tasks people find tiresome. Other programs in the series are Bright Sparks: Trains, Planes, Boats and Cars, Bright Sparks: Water, Water Everywhere, and Bright Sparks: The Solar System.