PLEASANTON, Calif., Mar 23, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced its participation with key academic, industry and non-profit organizations in the launch of National Robotics Week, to be held April 10-18th, 2010. As part of the National Robotics Week Advisory Council (NRWAC), Adept joins the group in recognizing robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlighting its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizing its ability to inspire technology education. The weeklong national event will also bring attention to the Silicon Valley's innovative robotic contributions. The United States Congress officially designated the second week in April as "National Robotics Week" on March 9, 2010.
"We are delighted to be part of this group and believe strongly that the events held during this week will increase public awareness of the growing importance of robotics and the tremendous social and cultural impact it will have on the future of the United States," said John Dulchinos, president and CEO of Adept Technology, Inc. "We also believe that the Silicon Valley is one of the few regions of the world where technology can be developed, commercialized and deployed to solve real world problems, and this event will be an excellent forum to showcase the state of the art research and development happening here."
More information on National Robotics Week and the events being held across the country can be found at www.nationalroboticsweek.org.
About the National Robotics Week Advisory Council
The NRWAC's goal is to recognize robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlighting its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizing its ability to inspire technology education. The effort is organized by iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq:IRBT) and The Technology Collaborative, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit economic development organization. They are joined by Adept Technology (Nasdaq:ADEP); the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); AUVSI Foundation; Botball(R) (KISS Institute for Practical Robotics); Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh; FIRST(R) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); Georgia Institute of Technology; Infamous Robotics; Innovation First International; Johns Hopkins University; MIT; Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council; Museum of Science, Boston; Robotic Industries Association (RIA); The Tech Museum in Silicon Valley; Stanford University; University of Massachusetts Lowell; University of Pennsylvania; and University of Southern California.
About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/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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