As homeowners increasingly adopt and install smart appliances and devices, differentiating such appliances and devices by names has become difficult. For example, a typical house may have tens of appliances such as lights, computers, televisions, audio units, game consoles, heaters, air-conditioners, etc. Attempting to control such appliances/devices by assigning names can become tedious and error-prone. This disclosure describes techniques that visually situate home appliances on an indoor map. To control an appliance, a user can quickly select an appliance by its location on the map.
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Ni, Yuzhao, "Map Interface for Control of Smart Home Appliances", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 15, 2019)