TellDarwin is a command interpreter for DARwIn-OP robot that allows users to easily control the robot wirelessly with Max/MSP/Jitter. TellDarwin allows users to create simple patches that control the robot’s servos and get data from the robot’s accelerometer, gyroscope and other sensors. It can stream video from the Robot’s camera to Max as a series of Jitter Matrices, and stream MSP Audio to and from the robot. TellDarwin can be used to create interactive performance pieces with the robot, as an educational tool, or as a means for researchers to rapidly and easily prototype complex algorithms that extend the robot’s functionality.

How did this project use Max?

Although users may interact with TellDarwin from the command-line, it was designed to be used with Max.