Capability for self-controlled (autonomous) movement.
This concept has been extensively elaborated by the French physiologist p, VENDRYES (1942)
It is exclusively proper to animals and up to a point to artificial organisms endowed with perceptive capabilities and regulation devices.
Throughout the scale of the animal reign, autokinesis grows with complexity. It will possibly be the same with intelligent artificial organisms.
Autokinesis would be impossible without correlation devices (senses, nervous system), empowering the system with possibilities to evaluate the dynamics of its displacement within its environment.