Adept Technology Wins Award for Lynx Mobile Robot With Enhanced Navigation

Pleasanton, California, UNITED STATES

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services, announced today that it won a Robotics Business Review Game Changer Award for its Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicle (AIV) with Acuity navigation. Award winners were announced on September 23rd during the RoboBusiness 2015 trade show in San Jose, California.

"We are proud that our Lynx mobile robot with Acuity navigation won a Game Changer Award," said Terry Hannon, Adept's chief business development and strategy officer. "Lynx robots are providing users around the world with rapid, dependable goods delivery inside their warehouses, factories, and other facilities, improving their operations' efficiency and safety and lowering costs. Acuity allows the robots to navigate complex facilities even when surroundings change significantly, enabling system deployment into the most dynamic settings."

Standard Lynx mobile robots can operate in dynamic environments where the surrounding features change up 80 percent. Acuity is a system option that further enhances a robot's navigational capability by using overhead static lighting to pinpoint the robot's location, allowing operation where the floor level environment is even more dynamic. With Acuity, Lynx robots can perform applications such as work-in-progress (WIP) transport in busy manufacturing settings, materials handing in dynamic warehouses, and can operate effectively in facilities with wide open spaces.

Adept's Lynx AIVs provide autonomous materials transport in industries ranging from manufacturing and warehousing to healthcare and semiconductor. Unlike traditional AGVs, Lynx systems require no facility modifications to function. The robots intelligently self-navigate, avoiding obstacles, and they automatically select the optimal path to complete a task. Lynx robots work collaboratively with human counterparts. They are quick to deploy, work as single units or in fleets, and can run in conjunction with the user's existing enterprise management system.

"Congratulations to Adept and its winning entry, the Lynx, and hats off to the Game Changer Award winners for 2015!" said Tom Green, editor in chief of Robotics Business Review. "Each of these fascinating machines had a backstory about it that told much about the people who created them. Most were the product of years of labor and problem solving; some had taken as much as decades to get to our office door. In the process, robotics was well served and expanded upon with the creation of something practical and worthy."

The annual Robotics Business Review Game Changer Awards honor the robotics industry's technical achievements and their makers. Lynx AIV with Acuity won in the "Autonomous Navigation" category. For a complete listing of 2015 award winners, please see

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot 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 medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at

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