Self-Harming Machines Exist Just To Destroy Themselves [Video]
Dutch artist creates destructive automatons to provoke empathy in human beings.
Artist Thijs Rijkers built two mechanical objects that will bring about their own individual destruction. Dubbed ‘suicide machines,’ one called ‘Saw’ is designed to slowly slice its own gearbox in half using a rusty cutting instrument. The other, called ‘Sand,’ will pour sand onto its gearbox until the part gives out.