Another good use of Microsoft Surface appears on the Internet. Mark Micire at UMass Lowell create this software as part of his PhD research.
The multitouch UI puts Microsoft Surface to good use, with gestures and contextual commands that make operating an unruly group of robots look easy, and a console-inspired touch control setup for operating a single bot from a first person perspective as well.
There are a couple videos, the first is Mike operating an army of virtual robots, using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio to simulate his soldiers and environment, but the second shows his first person UI guiding a real robot through a maze.
I want one for my room to impress my friends please…