Eucaryote, a quarantine buddy

Categories: Hardware Prototypes/Non-Commercial products

Submitted by:Clément-Son Dang

24 May 2023

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Eucaryote, a quarantine buddy

I present you my quarantine buddy, Eucaryote, a robot that you can control with the MIDI

Product Description

Eucaryote, a quarantine buddy

Eucaryote is a robot. To communicate with him, I use the MIDI protocol, as if he was one of those many MIDI instruments you already know. About the characteristics of my robot: It is a mechanism holding sticks and able to move them on 4 axes: rotation of the robot on itself, translation forward/backward of a carriage, vertical and horizontal rotation of the sticks.

How It's Innovative

Contrary to what we think of a robot, it is capable of many degrees of nuances. It is also capable of groove. However, it does not yet make coffee, unlike a REAL friend. We worked a lot on the design, as Eucaryote is meant for the stage. The decorations are customizable, but are all unique pieces. Also, we did everything to make it as quiet as possible, while keeping some of the sounds that make robots so charming. Decorative and quiet, that's how we like our friends.

See MIDI Innovation In Action

Most Inspiring Use Cases

During the lockdown, Musicians couldn't play with their friends... I decided to build my own covid-free friend to play music with. My musician robot Eucaryote can play with you, you are not alone anymore!

Expansion Plans

In the near future, it is planned to equip Eucaryote with an AI allowing him to learn by playing and to forge his own style.


Now the prototype of Eucaryote is born, we have to make a second version which can be more commercializable, but he can already its all percussion instruments. It is possible to change the tips of its sticks to vary the sounds.