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Adept Technology Introduces New Autonomous Transporter
The new Adept Courier is a small autonomous vehicle that simplifies the everyday task of moving goods, materials, samples, or parts around an office or production environment, using self-navigation software.
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Feb 06, 2012

The Adept Courier reduces manual transport tasks, shortens turnaround time, and increases operational efficiency by re-applying expensive labor from moving goods to higher-value tasks. (Credit: Adept Technology)

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Adept Technology, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, announced the launch of the new Adept Courier, which the company says represents an innovative new approach to automating the movement of goods.

The Adept Courier is a small autonomous vehicle that simplifies the everyday task of moving goods, materials, samples, or parts around an office or production environment. Using self-navigation software, the Adept Courier finds its own way to destinations, drives around obstacles in its path, and can be deployed in a matter of hours.

These features help deliver heightened returns on invested capital, while requiring no modifications to an existing facility. The Courier can be requested from a wireless call box located at operator stations and dispatched using pre-programmed destination buttons located on the vehicle.

The Courier incorporates the latest technology from over fifteen years of robotics research and software deployment to satisfy non-linear material handling requirements by simply driving itself between various locations within any type of facility.

The Adept Courier enables more efficient use of human capital and near infinite flexibility in the movement of goods which are key tenants in "Lean methodology," which has been embraced across a broad range of industries as a way to preserve value with less work. Eliminating waste along the value stream means creating processes that require less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time to distribute products and services with less costs and fewer defects.

The Adept Courier addresses three primary contributors of waste associated with the manual handling of materials (transport, motion, and waiting) by automatically moving goods safely and reliably within any operating environment.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a 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.

SOURCE: Adept Technology via GlobeNewswire

 


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