Google's new California headquarters is to be constructed by an army of robots according to the latest design papers filed by the tech giant. Following the news last year that Google has commissioned Thomas Heatherwick, BIG and engineers AKTII to design its extended Silicone Valley headquarters, mock ups of so called 'crabots,' which are crane-robot hybrids, have been produced for city approval before they are reportedly going to be put to work building the new space. 

The internal design of Google's new HQ depends quite heavily on the success of the robots which, if all goes well, will operate under large canopies of the sprawling site lifting and shifting pre-fabricated components, furniture and services.

The paper says "We have studied different options to create a lightweight, flexible and "hackable" system for the building of the interior structures. Our objective is to create a solution that can be assembled efficiently and economically within pre-erected canopy structures by means of small, easily manoeuvrable cranes."

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Robots google

Robots google

Robots google

Robots google

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