Read into the latest release and you can see that could be soon. More than 120 robots and 40 anyfeeders will be part of the line integration. Only 50 of those are vision upgrades to old robots. I remember not so long ago IRBT did not have a profit and was in a similar situation. All it takes is a few big deals like this and huge companies like Philips adopting their technology. IRBT is still a safer bet but the ADEP shareprice could catch up really fast.
Why doesn't iRobot buy Adept Technology? Seems like a great fit.
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.