Paulo A. Carvalho


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Education

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About Me

Paulo is a research assistant and PhD candidate at WPI's AIM lab. His undergraduate work focused on the development of an autonomous robotic phlebotomist. He currently develops MRI compatible electronics and actuators for surgery assistive devices. Back in his home country, Brazil, he is the cofounder of an eCommerce grocery delivery service. In his spare time, he enjoys programming and rock climbing.

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications


  1. Carvalho PA, Gandomi K, Nycz CJ, Fischer GS, Demonstration and Experimental Validation of Plastic-Encased Resonant Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Actuator for MRI-Guided Surgical Robots, ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, Vol 3, No 1, Feb 2020. ASME
  2. Wartenberg M, Schornak J, Gandomi K, Carvalho PA, Nycz CJ, Patel N, Iordachita I, Tempany C, Hata N, Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Closed-Loop Active Compensation for Needle Deflection and Target Shift During Cooperatively Controlled Robotic Needle Insertion, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), Vol 46, No 10, pp 1582-1594, Oct 2018. Springer, PubMed
  3. Nycz CJ, Meier TB, Carvalho PA, Meier G, Fischer GS, Design Criteria for Hand Exoskeletons: Measurement of Forces Needed to Assist Finger Extension in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), Vol 3, No 4, pp 3285-3292, July 2018. IEEE

Refereed Conference Proceedings


  1. Wartenberg M, Gandomi KY, Carvalho PA, Schornak J, Patel N, Iordachita I, Tempany CM, Hata N, Tokuda J, Fischer GS, In-Bore Experimental Validation of Active Compensation and Membrane Puncture Detection for Targeted MRI-Guided Robotic Prostate Biopsy, Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics - ISER 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2018, Published Jan 2020. Springer, eBook
  2. Carvalho PA, Stampfli P, Ionta S, Fischer GS, Gassert R, Pamplona GS, Triggering Robotically-Induced Movement in an fMRI-Based Brain Computer Interface, Real-time Functional Neurofeedback Conference (rtFIN 2019), Maastricht, Netherlands, Dec 2019. rtFIN (In Press)
  3. Carvalho PA, Pamplona GS, Stampfli P, Ionta S, Fischer GS, Sulzer J, Gassert R, , Robot-Brain Interface: Controlling Brain Activity Patterns via Robotic Stimulation, Real-time Functional Neurofeedback Conference (rtFIN 2019), Maastricht, Netherlands, Dec 2019. rtFIN (In Press)
  4. Meier TB, Carvalho PA, Gandomi KS, Fischer GS, Nycz CJ, Assisting Hand Movement of TBI Patients Through Robotic Orthoses, Hamlyn Symposium, London, UK, June 2019. Hamlyn Proceedings
  5. Carvalho PA, Gandomi K, Nycz CJ, Fischer GS, Demonstration and Experimental Validation of Plastic-Encased Resonant Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Actuator for MRI-Guided Surgical Robots, ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Nov 2018. PubMed
  6. Nycz CJ, Gondokaryono R, Carvalho P, Patel N, Wartenberg M, Pilitsis JG, Fischer GS, Mechanical Validation of an MRI Compatible Stereotactic Neurosurgery Robot in Preparation for Pre-Clinical Trials, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - IROS 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept 2017. IEEE
  7. Wartenberg M, Schornak J, Carvalho PA, Patel NA, Iordachita I, Tempany CM, Hata N, Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Closed-loop Autonomous Needle Steering during Cooperatively Controlled Needle Insertions for MRI-guided Pelvic Interventions, Hamlyn Symposium, London, UK, July 2017.
  8. Barton S, Prihar E, Carvalho P, Cyther: a human-playable, self-tuning robotic zither, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2017.
  9. Carvalho P, Kesari A, Weaver S, Flaherty P, Fischer GS, Robotic Assistive Device for Phlebotomy, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC), 8th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices (BIOMED), Boston, MA, Aug. 2015. ASME

Conference Abstracts, Workshops and Non Peer-Reviewed Papers


  1. Gandomi KS, Carvalho PA, Zhao Z, Fischer GS, Thermo-Acoustic Simulation of a Piezoelectric Transducer for Interstitial Thermal Ablation with MRTI Based Validation, COMSOL Conference 2019, Boston, MA, USA, Oct 2019. (Best Paper Award) (In Press)
  2. Gandomi KS, Nycz CJ, Carvalho PA, Zhao Z, Patel NA, Burdette EC, Fischer GS, Development of a Real-Time Thermo-Acoustic Model for Interstitial Ultrasonic Conformal Ablation, Focused Energy Delivery and Precision Intervention Workshop at Hamlyn Symposium, London, UK, June 2019. Workshop
  3. Kesari A, Weaver S, Carvalho P, Design Of A Robotic Assistive Device For Phlebotomy, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 2015.

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