Kyle lives with his father and Harold in a Cognitive Recapture and Recycle Facility(CRF) controlled and owned by an organization known as IRIS owned by Handel Balcroft. here they recapture the consciousness of IRIS bots before their body is taken apart, their consciousness is put into a new body. IRIS places restrictor chips in these robots so that they do not have any free will(and no emotions) and they perform only the task that they are made to carry.
A plane carrying a set of IRIS bots crashes near Kyle home, one of them regains consciousness and asks kyle for help. As kyle is fixing him up, he discovers that this rebot has lost his restrictor chip and in turn has his feelings returned to him.