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Adept Technology Celebrates National Robotics Week

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Adept Headquarters Hosts Executive Roundtable for Bay Area Robotics Leaders; Bay Area Robotics Enthusiasts Assemble at Stanford University for 2nd Annual Robot Block Party

PLEASANTON, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they will be participating in three events across the United States next week in conjunction with the second annual National Robotics Week from April 9-17, 2011.

"We are excited to again be key in the coordination of National Robotics Week events in the Bay Area and help increase public awareness of the growing importance of robotics developments in the United States," said John Dulchinos, president and CEO of Adept Technology, Inc. "We are grateful that Silicon Valley continues to be a hotspot for technical advances in solving real world problems. More than ever in recent history, the energy and technical talent here in the bay area is capable of pushing robotics developments into new realms."

On Monday, April 11, Adept Headquarters will be the host of an exclusive robotics executive roundtable discussion. CEOs and senior executives from leading Bay Area robotics companies will meet to discuss current U.S. robotics initiatives and challenges in the global economy.

Adept and Silicon Valley Robotics is coordinating the second annual Robot Block Party, which will be located at Stanford University on Thursday, April 14. This event will showcase cutting-edge robotics technology from leading robotics companies, schools, and organizations from throughout the Bay Area. Adept will be highlighting advancements in its intelligent mobile platform technology, including a manipulator on a mobile platform and a telepresence robot displaying streaming video.

Adept will also be participating in East Coast activities by engaging with attendees at the Museum of Science Robot Block Party on Saturday, April 16.

"We are excited about partnering with Silicon Valley Robotics and Popular Science to bring world-class robotics technology and information to people of all ages and interests in the Bay Area," said Sue Carlson Lim of Adept Technology and an organizer of National Robotics Week events. Adept and Silicon Valley Robotics have organized a number of other events which will take place throughout the Bay Area during National Robotic Week. A complete list of National Robotics Week events is located at Bay Area Events. Join the online excitement leading up to NRW events on Facebook and on Twitter.

About Silicon Valley Robotics
The Silicon Valley Robotics (SVR) group supports the innovation and commercialization of robotics through the technical, philosophical, and strategic advancement of a broad range of robotics technologies.

About Adept Technology
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com.

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