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Adept Technology Celebrates Third Annual National Robotics Week

Adept Technology, Inc.

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, is excited to once again be joining the celebration for the third annual National Robotics Week from April 9 — 17, 2012. The nation-wide event brings attention to the importance of robotics education, research, and innovation for an entire week through community events hosted around the country, coast to coast. This year, Adept will be participating in the Stanford Robot Block Party on Wednesday, April 11th and at the Boston Museum of Science Robot Block Party on Saturday, April 14th.

"Adept looks forward to the NRW event every year," said John Dulchinos, president and CEO of Adept Technology, Inc. "The Robot Block Parties enable us to showcase the latest advances in robotics for automation and material handling to the Bay Area and Boston communities. We are all about raising the awareness and excitement of robotics as a booming industry and promoting the study of science, technology, engineering, and math to help inspire and create our next generation of creative experts in the field of robotics."

Adept and Silicon Valley Robotics are coordinating the third annual Robot Block Party, which will be located at Stanford University on Wednesday, April 11. 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 the Adept Courier which is used for moving materials around hospitals and factories.

On the east coast, Adept will also be at the Boston Museum of Science's Robot Block Party on Saturday, April 14th. Visitors will hear experts discuss how robots will impact the future of healthcare, the home, agriculture, safety, and national security. Museum visitors will meet the Adept MT400 robot up close and personal, and can meet the humans at Adept who design and build the mobile robots. This all-ages event is open to those with an Exhibit Halls admission.

A complete list of events across the country is located on the official National Robotics Week website www.nationalroboticsweek.org. Join the online excitement leading up to NRW events on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/roboweek) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/roboweek) with #RoboWeek.

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, Inc.

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.
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