Technologies for the skill succession and machine automation are strongly demanded in some developed countries under the circumstance of declining working population due to the lower birth rate and the aged society. Motion copying system (MCS) is one of the methods for the skill succession and machine automation. MCS is able to play back the saved motion in the case that the environmental conditions between the saving and the loading phases are the same. Conventionally, the pure position controller, the pure force controller, or Hybrid Position and Force Control (HPFC) is applied to MCS. The reproduction performance is, however, degraded when the environmental variations happen. In such case, impedance control is applicable to MCS instead of HPFC. The purpose of this paper is to conduct the comparative study of some control strategies: position control, force control, HPFC, the Position-Based Impedance Control (PBIC), and the Force-Based Impedance Control (FBIC), and clarify which control strategy is appropriate for the tasks. Simulations were conducted for supporting the argument.