1. A wireless-communication-device-implemented method for controlling an object, comprising:identifying, by the wireless communication device operated by a user, an intent gesture indicating an intent to control the object, wherein the object is located proximate to the wireless communication device;
determining, by the wireless communication device, the object associated with the intent gesture based at least in part on a wireless ranging operation, wherein the wireless ranging operation comprises using a wireless transmission characteristic to dynamically determine at least one of a distance between the wireless communication device and the object or a direction of the object relative to the wireless communication device to distinguish the object associated with the intent gesture from other proximal objects;
in response to determining the object, identifying, by the wireless communications device, an action gesture performed by the user, the action gesture indicating an intent to provide a command value to control the object by accessing sensor data generated by one or more sensors associated with the wireless communication device;
in response to identifying the action gesture, interpreting the sensor data to determine the command value; and
transmitting the command value to control the object.