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.


('Adam Link's Vengeance' by Eando Binder)


(Article cover for 'Adam Link's Vengeance' by Eando Binder)

From this issue of February 1940 Amazing Stories Select an invention:

Iridium-Sponge Brain
A human-like metal brain for robots.

Robot Suicide - enough is enough
A robot decides to commit suicide, and sets up a mechanism to put his decision into effect.

 

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