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The ‘crabots’ are described in the documents as a mash-up of flexible crane and robotic machine.

Robots to build Heatherwick and BIG's proposed Google HQ


By Architech's Journal—— Bio and Archives--May 7, 2015

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An army of robot-crane hybrids will be assembled to build Google’s new headquarters in California, according to the latest design papers posted by the IT giant

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Mock-ups of the so-called ‘crabots’ are featured in lengthy planning documents submitted to the City of Mountain View Council in Silicon Valley and seen by AJ this week.

As revealed last July, the tech firm has commissioned Thomas Heatherwick, BIG and engineers AKTII to design its extended HQ, which will house 20,000 Google staff.

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