Exocomps were artificial lifeforms designed by the Tyran Doctor Farallon that had gained sentience.
Farallon began working on an exocomp prototype several years prior to 2369 when she had three working units in operation at the Particle Fountain Project for maintenance purposes. The exocomp was not intended to be sentient, but due to the adaptive nature of its design it evolved, gaining sentience.
The basis of the exocomp was an industrial servo mechanism which had been in common use on Tyrus VIIa for many years. This basic design was extended by Dr. Farallon who named them 'exocomps'. The main design goal was to make the exocomp a problem-solver.