I'm trying to understand the relationship of humans and automation, historically and culturally.
(They are single use without human-powered reset, but seem to qualify as machines. The bent sapling that powers the snare is referred to as the engine, which is "a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion.")
If snares and traps are a form of automation, automation has been with us longer, potentially, than civilization.
- Are simple animal traps a form of automation or computation?