Tyker Technology is a spin-off company of Wageningen University founded by dr. ir. Tijmen Bakker. After completing his MSc Agricultural Engineering at Wageningen University Tijmen Bakker worked at a manufacturer of agricultural implements. His work concerned the development of electronic control systems for agricultural machinery with precision farming related applications as area of special attention. In 2002 he started a PhD research at the collaborating groups Systems and Control and Farm Technology of Wageningen University. The research concerned the design of an autonomous robot for weed control. In 2009 he defended his thesis successfully. In 2008 he founded the company Tyker Technology.