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New Adept Robotics Centre Inaugurated By PSG College Of Technology In Coimbatore, India

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PLEASANTON, CA — Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced a new Adept Robotics Centre will be inaugurated by PSG College of Technology, a pioneer in technical education, August 5-6th in Coimbatore, India. The inauguration will take place at the National Seminar on Robotics and Intelligent Automation in Manufacturing and Services event hosted by PSG.

"We're very excited to collaborate with Dr. P. Radhakrishnan and the prestigious PSG College of Technology and to participate in their robotics and automation seminar," said Hai Chang, managing director of Asia operations at Adept Technology. "The PSG College of Technology has consistently been ranked among the best engineering schools in India, and we believe their close industry collaborations greatly benefit both students and faculty as well as industry colleagues."

"It was brought to our attention through our industrial partners that Adept Technology has a strong global reputation for engineering and manufacturing innovative and practical robotics and automation products," said Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, director of PSG Institute of Advanced Studies. "We are pleased to work with Adept Technology to bring their products and technologies into our institute to promote the advancement of higher education in robotics and automation in India."

The Adept Robotics Centre at PSG will be launched with an Adept Cobra™ s600 SCARA robot with integrated vision-guidance for high-speed handling or precision assembly applications. Plans are underway to add the unique, innovative Adept Quattro™ s650 parallel robot with Adept ACE™, a new powerful, highly-integrated, point-and-click software, which provides an application development environment for Adept's entire portfolio of robots and controls, and state-of-the-art vision-guidance technology.

The focus of the National Seminar is on the application of automation and robotic technologies in lean and flexible manufacturing, inspection, repairs in hazardous environments, warehousing, food and consumer products manufacturing, medicine, etc. The seminar will also deliberate on exciting current trends in research and innovative application of robotic sciences and exploitation of artificial intelligence tools.



About PSG College of Technology and PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, established in 1951, is one of the pioneers in the field of technical education in India and is committed to providing world-class engineering and sciences education. It is well-recognized by government institutions and industry around the world and has the reputation of being one of the top engineering schools imparting high quality education with excellent industry-academia interactions. PSG Institute of Advanced Studies was established in 2005-2006 to incubate the spirit of inquiry among scholars and thereby pave the way for an innovative learning environment at the PSG institutions through strategic alliances and create facilities in the frontier areas of science and technology such as nanoscience and technology, robotics and mechatronics, rapid manufacturing, and fuel cells. For more information on PSG, contact Dr. P. Radhakrishnan at prk@psgtech.edu or Dr. B. Vinod at bvinod@mec.psgtech.ac.in.



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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