Photo Release -- Adept Technology Introduces Simplified Robotic Parts Feeding Solution

Photo Release -- Adept Technology Introduces Simplified Robotic Parts Feeding
Solution

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions announced the introduction of the Adept FlexiBowl^®, an innovative
vision-based robotic parts feeding solution available as an option on all
Adept robot systems. The Adept FlexiBowl^® utilizes circular band tracking to
simplify and speed the robotic acquisition of component parts used in
assembly, handling and kitting applications. Adept FlexiBowl^® is capable of
quickly separating and orienting a wide variety of parts made from diverse
materials including plastic, metal, rubber and silicone. Adept will showcase
the Adept FlexiBowl^® solution in its booth #354 at the Automate 2013 show
January 21-24 in Chicago, Illinois.

FlexiBowl
 The Adept FlexiBowl(R) parts feeding
 system will be shown in Adept's booth
 354 at Automate 2012, January 21 - 24
 in Chicago IL. FlexiBowl when combined
 with Adept robots and vision systems is
 part of a complete automated flexible
 manufacturing system. www.adept.com

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"Unlike traditional vibratory bowl feeders, which have limited flexibility due
to their high level of customization, the Adept FlexiBowl^® utilizes Adept
vision technology to create a truly flexible standard parts feeding solution
that can be deployed and redeployed quickly eliminating the time, cost and
complexity associated with traditional parts feeding," said John Dulchinos,
president and chief executive officer of Adept Technology. "The Adept
FlexiBowl^® dramatically increases the flexibility of a robotic system opening
up new applications to automation and increasing the competitiveness of
manufacturers around the world."

Mr. Dulchinos will be hosting an Expert Huddle discussion on this topic at the
show at 2pm at booth 208 on Monday, January 21^st. The show's free Expert
Huddle discussions are open to all attendees and are designed to provide
attendees with the opportunity to engage in a discussion group with industry
experts.

In addition to handling a wide array of parts, the Adept FlexiBowl operates
reliably and quietly and is extremely easy to operate. The feeder features
serial interface connections, encoder latching, and a small footprint.
Benefits include quick and easy installation, throughput between 30 to 60
parts per minute and easy maintenance and cleaning.

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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CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 858 699 3909
         Fax: 925 960 0452
         Email: glenn.hewson@adept.com
         www.adept.com
        
         Financial Analysts:
         Michael Schradle, Chief Financial Officer
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 925 245 3400
         Fax: 925 245 3510
         Email: investor.relations@adept.com
         www.adept.com

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