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Part 2 of 2: Interview with Professor Shimizu – Bringing together a quick-working, capable company with researchers pushing the boundaries

Professor Etsuro Shimizu of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology is collaborating with Groke Technologies to develop their Situational Awareness (SA) system as Groke works to deploy the system within the Japanese maritime industry. Professor Shimizu tells us that the system must be able to respond to a specific combination of issues that […]

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Press Release: Oldendorff Carriers invests in Groke Technologies, hopes to seek future collaboration for safer navigation

Oldendorff Carriers, a leading dry bulk owner and operator who is celebrating its centennial birthday this year, have decided to invest and become a minor shareholder of Groke Technologies, a Finnish start-up creating navigation solutions and developing new navigation technologies. Oldendorff Carriers has a close relationship with the Japanese trading and investing firm, Mitsubishi Corporation, […]

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Part 1 of 2: Interview with Professor Shimizu from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Groke Technologies cuts no corners when it comes to research and development. This time we would like to introduce you to one of the researchers we are collaborating with to achieve our goal of ensuring our systems utilize the safest and most accurate technologies available. Professor Etsuro Shimizu earned his doctorate in Control Engineering from […]

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Press Release: Weathernews and Groke Technologies partner for autonomy development

Weathernews Inc., the world’s largest weather service company, providing services for up to 10,000 vessels worldwide daily, and Groke Technologies Ltd., a start-up creating navigation solutions and developing new navigation technologies, will partner to automate and digitize the shipping industry. The two companies will first collaborate to provide better services related to weather and meteorological […]

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Awareness System – Accuracy and reliability through technological fusion

We at Groke Technologies would like to provide a better understanding of our Awareness System (AS) and how it is being designed to help mariners navigate busy waterways by providing them with an accurate and reliable understanding of the seas through which they sail. Mikko Mäkelä-Vaitilo, Head of Products at Groke Technologies, describes some of […]

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“Technology for autonomous operations”

The next translated article is one where our CEO sat down Kaiji Press and discussed about our future plans, competencies and also how we have engaged with our customers in Japan. Original article was released on 9th of February 2021 in Japanese. Can you explain the outline and the future plans of the company? Groke […]

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Breaking the waves through digitalization – Groke Technologies is making seafaring safer one vessel at a time

For years, people have been fascinated by the opportunities and applications of autonomous technology. Various solutions for assistive systems based on observing the surroundings are already widely used in the automobile and aviation industries, but in seafaring, the use of autonomous technology has not gained similar momentum. This is what inspired us to establish Groke […]

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“Interview with Mr. Iiro Lindborg, in charge of customer solution at Groke Technologies”

This interview is to introduce Groke Technologies and the company’s expectations from Japanese market to our readers.

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Mitsubishi Corporation invests in Finnish autonomous navigation technology development company Groke Technologies

Mitsubishi Corporation has invested into Groke Technologies, a Finnish company developing autonomous navigation technology.

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