Theia Robotics is a Pittsburgh-based company that was spun out of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in 2017.


Theia Robotics provides plant breeders, cultivators, and scientists with the high-resolution crop data they need to breed better plants, faster.

Founded by Dr. George Kantor and Tim Mueller-Sim, Theia is a spin-out from the acclaimed Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Robotanist was initially developed as part of the US Department of Energy’s Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program, which targeted sorghum specifically in an effort to accelerate the breeding process and increase the rate of genetic gain from season to season, and we plan to continue developing for other row crops such as corn and soybeans.




George Kantor


Tanvir Parhar

Tim Mueller-Sim


Harjatin Baweja


Eric Felix