In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look at Adept (NASDAQ: ADEP), a robotics company with a dismal five-year performance, which shot up more than 20% today as earnings news showed that the company's turnaround efforts could be working. Blake gives investors a history of the company, discusses why the new management team could be an exciting change, and shows how it stacks up against ABB (NYSE:ABB), a current industry leader in this space.

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