Possible uses for all-solid-state batteries include articulated robots that move parts on an assembly line. (Photo by Masafumi Ono)

YUTA FUKUSHIMA, Nikkei staff writer |

TOKYO — An alternative to lithium-ion batteries for powering industrial robots will go into mass production this summer in Japan, Nikkei has learned. 

Japanese electronics company Maxell plans to mass produce what are being called the world’s first high-power, all-solid-state batteries for industrial machines. 

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