Adept Technology CEO John Dulchinos Appointed to Board of Directors for Robotics Technology Consortium

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that CEO and President, John Dulchinos has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Robotics Technology Consortium.

The RTC was formed in 2008 to speed the development and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Department of Defense (DoD). Currently it has 160 members and has awarded more than $40M in project funding for ground robotics.

“John’s proven leadership and in-depth knowledge of the robotics industry will be an excellent complement to the RTC Board,” said Rick Jarman, President and CEO of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and RTC Chairman. “We look forward to working with him to further the vision of the RTC to support the DoD by identifying innovative research to meet the warfighter’s needs.”

Mr. Dulchinos, a visionary and active member of the robotics industry has been with Adept Technology, Inc. since 1987 and currently serves on the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) board of directors as well as the International Federation of Robotics.

“It is an honor to be selected to join the board of the Robotics Technology Consortium,” said John Dulchinos, CEO and president of Adept Technology. “Robotics represents one of the foundation technologies for the United States in the 21st century and the RTC is an important organization to help the US robotics industry achieve its potential and full value to the country.”

“Robotics technology has contributed to saving thousands of soldiers and civilians’ lives on the front lines,” said Bill Thomasmeyer, Executive Director of the RTC. “It is imperative that the U.S. stays ahead in this field as unmanned systems will be increasingly used in future operations. John’s extensive technical and market knowledge will be a crucial contribution to make informed decisions at the Board level.”

Mr. Dulchinos holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a concentration in robotics.

About the Robotics Technology Consortium

The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) is a non-profit, industry organization formed in 2008 as a supporting organization of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, in response to a need identified by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (OSD/JGRE). The RTC’s mission is to speed the creation and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Defense Department and other Government organizations. The RTC currently has a membership of 160 large and small commercial companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. The RTC seeks to solicit and engage companies and organizations that may not have historically performed work for the Defense Department and other Government organizations in addition to traditional defense contractors.

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About NCMS

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest collaborative R&D consortium in North America and is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, and robotics manufacturing. NCMS has 25 years of experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, and is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.

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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.

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