Animals can naturally acquire how to utilize dexterously its body’s dynamics from its own experiences of motion. The animals’ body structures are far complicated than robot manipulations’ ones usually used in factories―the degrees of motion of manipulators in factories are less than single figure and the animals’ ones are more or equal to double figures. Despite of the complexity of the body’s dynamics, they can learn and utilize their own dynamics―including those characters of highly nonlinear, coupling and time-changing, we call the ability of animals to exploit their body’s dynamics “Motion Intelligence.” We call the research field aiming at realizing the motion intelligence in engineering as “Intelligent Robotics & Control,” and named our laboratory as “Intelligent Robotics & Control Laboratory.”
What are the principles and mechanisms that lie in the animals’ adaptability to utilize effectively the nonlinear, coupling, changing character? How could they find an effective control scheme over their confusing dynamics? This question may be equal to the other question that why adult humans come to begin to swing their arms while walking even though 2 or 3 years old infants do walk without swinging their arms. We think there should be physical causalities and the inevitable to lead the humans’ motion into common motion seen usually e.g., swinging their arms while walking, and that we know nobody teaches them the common motions.