Microsoft's Surface device has already shown its worth for board games, but let's not forget, it has a lot of potential for strategy games as well. Especially after you watch this video.

This program, made by the University of Massachusetts' Mark Micire, is actually intended for the real-world deployment and control of robots.

But look at that viewpoint. The "unit" selection, the waypoints, the map manipulation...it's a strategy gamers dream. Get Company of Heroes running on this thing and I'd never leave the house, dying a glorious death with my withered, mummified hands still resting on the Surface's screen when the relevant authorities found me.

Multitouch robot swarm controller [Make, via Gizmodo]