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XMobots is a Brazilian company that develops and operates Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The company was the first to obtain permission of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to perform experimental flights with RPASs in the country.

XMobots was created in 2007 with the purpose of developing RPAS, also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), with national technology. The company was born incubated in the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology of The São Paulo University (CIETEC-USP) from a R&D project of its founders. At that time, they were Master´s Degree students at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (POLI-USP). During its first three years, XMobots created the RPAS Apoena 1000B, a 32 kilos aircraft known as the first UAV to fly over the Amazon. In that occasion, XMobots used the Apoena to do the aerial monitoring at the power plant of Jirau, a hydroelectric power plant under construction in the Madeira River. This operation was carried out between 2010 and 2013, and in this period, the RPAS was responsible to chart and quantify the legal deforestation that happened in a 1.000 km² area, a record area considering any aerial survey already done in Brazil by an UAV.

In 2011, the company left the incubator and transferred the Head Office to the city of São Carlos (in the state of São Paulo), a city considered as the 2nd Brazilian aeronautical pole. This was a strategic decision as the city has a campus of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR), two campuses of the University of São Paulo (USP), two units of The Brazilian Agriculture Research Company (EMBRAPA) and other many important institutions of research.

In 2012, XMobots launched Nauru 500A, an RPAS of 15 kilos, robust and with a high performance for the mapping and inspection of areas up to 10 thousand hectares. With this RPAS, the company got from ANAC the first Experimental Flight Certificate (CAVE) for a private UAV for civilian use in Brazil.

In 2013, XMobots launched its third product, the Echar 20A, the first RPAS developed in Brazil with automatic launch and landing. With only seven kilos, the RPAS was designed for the mapping and inspection of areas up to 3 thousand hectares. The company got the CAVE for this model in December 2013.

With continuous investment on innovation and a team of highly qualified professionals, XMobots is one of the most important Brazilian companies specialized in the development and manufacturing of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.

The first RPAS developed by XMobots, the Apoena was the first RPAS to fly over the Amazon. With 32 kilos, the RPA has the autonomy of 8 hours and a maximum communication range of up to 60 km, cruise speed of 115 km/h and it can reach a height of up to 3 thousand meters.

An RPAS with high performance for mapping and inspecting areas of up to 10 thousand hectares. First Brazilian RPAS that had a CAVE granted by ANAC, the RPA has 15 kilos, flight autonomy of 5.5 hours, and a maximum communication range of up to 30 km, cruise speed of 108 km/h and it can reach a height of up to 3 thousand meters. Its camera allows the aircraft to do aerial surveys with a resolution of up to 2.5 centimeters per pixel (18 Mpx camera).

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