Throughout the semester, students learned about concepts in physical intelligence, and developed prototypes of innovative exercise equipement. Images and movies of the class sessions describe that learning and the design of the prototypes. All images and work are courtesy of the students from the class and used with permission.

Week # Topics Projects
1 What is Exercise? (PDF)
2 The Physical Intelligence Model (PDF - 1.7 MB)
3 Visual and Kinesthetic Perception (PDF)
4 Physical Thinking (PDF)

Etan - Smart Baseball Bat (MOV)

Tyler - Snowboard Training Harness (MOV)

Greg - "Airhead" Backstroke Support (MOV)
5 Orientation Strategies: Balancing (PDF)

Balance (MOV)

Ben Falling (MOV)

Etan Falling (MOV)

Alex Falling (MOV)

Tyler Falling (MOV)
6 Learning Movement (PDF)

Floor Exercises (MOV)
7 Designing Physical Intelligence (PDF - 1.2MB)
8 E-motion Balance (MOV)

Big Swing (MOV)
9 Applying Physical Intelligence (PDF - 1.3MB)
10 Complex Coordination: Walking

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rob Playter, '90, Boston Dynamics Inc. "Physical Intelligence and the Design of Running Robots"
(PDF - 1.1MB)
11 Final Project and Peer Poster Review (PDF - 1.1MB)
12 Overview and Summary