Adam Link's Vengeance by Eando Binder:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Very effective story that anticipates themes used by Philip K Dick and Douglas Adams. A robot sets up his own suicide, and is stopped by a human who helps him to resolve the robot's depression - by creating a companion robot. From this issue of February 1940 Amazing Stories Select an invention:

Iridium-Sponge Brain

Robot Suicide - enough is enough

 

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