Photo Release -- Adept Technology Partners With Industry Veteran In Expanding Its Industrial Mobile Product Line

PLEASTANTON, Calif., March 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy Company, allowing Adept to promote and sell ADAM TM mobile robot fleets to end users in core market segments such as automotive, electronics, life science, medical, and general manufacturing industries. This arrangement enables the Adept sales and distributor network to promote ADAM™ through their global channels with technical support, manufacturing, systems integration, and customer care for the complete solution provided by RMT Robotics.
RMT ADAM Mobile Robot
The ADAM, powered by Adept Motivity, is a category-defining mobile robot that provides fully autonomous transport of goods in manufacturing applications. It is a unique, cost-effective, and expedient solution for product transportation propels automation to new levels of possibility.

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"RMT Robotics has been an excellent partner to Adept throughout their integration of Motivity and is achieving great successes with their deployment of the ADAM TM solution," said Rush LaSelle, director of global sales and marketing for Adept Technology, Inc. "We are pleased to now be equipping our sales force with the tools and domain expertise brought to bear by RMT in better serving the logistical challenges faced by a large number of our clients."

Although a number of conventional product transportation systems exist in the marketplace today, their practicality is limited by their expense, disruption, and an underlying lack of flexibility. RMT's ADAM TM, powered by Adept Motivity, is a category-defining mobile robot that provides fully autonomous transport of goods in manufacturing applications. RMT's unique, cost-effective, and expedient solution for product transportation propels automation to new levels of possibility. ADAM TM expands Adept's range and capability in servicing the logistics market by increasing payload capabilities and in offering unique fleet management capabilities.

"RMT Robotics is working vigorously to expand its global reach and bring the uniqueness of the ADAM™ lean manufacturing solution to companies throughout the world," said Bill Torrens, director of sales and marketing for RMT Robotics. "Adept and RMT share a common vision for autonomous mobile robots in industrial applications and will therefore operate as excellent partners in the delivery of the ADAM™ system worldwide."

About RMT Robotics

RMT Robotics ( www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy Company, is a global company that manufactures and integrates turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment solutions designed to reduce operating costs and streamline distribution operations.

To extend the flexibility of robotics beyond a fixed workspace, RMT Robotics also manufacturers and integrates ADAM™, the category-defining intelligent mobile robot. The ADAM system redefines the purpose and function of industrial AGV's by performing intelligent robotic transport of materials in complex, random origin to random destination industrial environments.

Since 1981, RMT Robotics has been recognized around the globe as an innovator in robotics materials handling. RMT helps our customers compete in an increasingly aggressive and price-sensitive global marketplace by providing best-in-class robotic handling solutions.

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. More information is available at www.adept.com.

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