"Acuity" Feature Enables "Lynx" Mobile Vehicle Navigation in Extremely Dynamic Environments
Pleasanton, Calif., August 27, 2014 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP),
and services, today announced that it has launched "Acuity," a new patented,
proprietary technology for its "Lynx" intelligent, autonomous mobile robots.
Acuity is a breakthrough localization feature that allows Adept Lynx mobile
robots to navigate in environments where the surroundings are extremely
"Adept's Acuity technology takes Lynx mobile robot autonomous navigation to
a new level," said Terry Hannon, chief business development and strategy
officer at Adept. "Acuity enables a Lynx vehicle to effectively operate in
areas where features change dramatically. This is especially important in
applications such as materials transport in busy, high-traffic warehouses
where an autonomous robot's navigation must allow for constant movement of
people, pallets, carts and forklifts, and shelves being emptied and
Acuity is available to customers as a Lynx system option for use in the most
demanding settings. Standard Lynx systems can already operate in
environments where the surrounding features change up 80 percent. Acuity
uses overhead static cues to pinpoint the robot's location, allowing
operation where the horizontal environment is even more dynamic.
Applications range from work-in-progress (WIP) transport in busy
manufacturing settings to materials handing in dynamic warehouses and
operation in facilities with wide open spaces.
"Adept Lynx mobile robots are providing customers with state-of-the-art
performance in autonomous materials movement, encouraging faster, more
dependable goods delivery and more efficient facility operations," said
Hannon. "Adept's Acuity feature boosts Lynx robots' already exceptional
navigational capabilities to an extraordinary level, broadening the
opportunity for system deployment into an even greater number of settings.
It's yet another testament to Adept's leadership in intelligent autonomous
mobile vehicle technology."
Developed for rapid, reliable materials transport in a variety of
industries, Lynx mobile robots feature the on-board intelligence to choose
the best path to complete a task. Lynx systems require no facility
modifications to deploy and simply run in conjunction with the user's
existing enterprise software. Lynx mobile robots work safely alongside
personnel and are ideal for use in large manufacturing facilities,
warehouses and distribution centers, and for "clean" wafer pod handling in
the semiconductor industry.
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 www.adept.com.