Craig Eldershaw specializes in integrating and coordinating mechanical, electrical, and software design. With a broad background that encompasses supercomputing, robotics, digital electronics, and data-mining, Craig has transferred many of the competencies he has developed across a variety of projects.
Craig's early robotics work was applied at PARC in the U.S. Department of Defense-funded Modular Robotics project, and later for the NASA SuperBot project (for which he was Principal Investigator). He was also a major contributor to Xerox's parallel printing work (TIPP), which significantly applied modular concepts developed in his earlier work.
As a contibutor to PARC's Cleantech Innovation Program, Craig led software and electronics teams in designing a specialised manufacturing robot to build more efficient solar cells. He is also currently applying his expertise in modular systems towards distributed micro-grid technology.
In a more specialised role, Craig is the mechanical lead for developing field-testing ready portable, digital, x-ray units for the U.S. Military.
Dr. Craig Eldershaw earned his Ph.D. from Oxford. With his diverse background, Craig concentrates his efforts "at the interface of different technical fields" -- which is where he believes the most interesting work takes place.
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Researchers Create Printed Battery That Stores 40% More Energy
15 April 2011 | Discovery Treehugger
PARC Battery Electrode Breakthrough
1 April 2011 | Printed Electronics World
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Automatic generation of a floorplan by walking with a backpack-mounted 3D camera
29 September 2011 | Fort Worth, TX
Functional printing by focused flow co-extrusion
5 March 2010 | San Jose, CA