Parameter Sharing Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient for Cooperative Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning

10/01/2017 ∙ by Xiangxiang Chu, et al. ∙ 0

Deep reinforcement learning for multi-agent cooperation and competition has been a hot topic recently. This paper focuses on cooperative multi-agent problem based on actor-critic methods under local observations settings. Multi agent deep deterministic policy gradient obtained state of art results for some multi-agent games, whereas, it cannot scale well with growing amount of agents. In order to boost scalability, we propose a parameter sharing deterministic policy gradient method with three variants based on neural networks, including actor-critic sharing, actor sharing and actor sharing with partially shared critic. Benchmarks from rllab show that the proposed method has advantages in learning speed and memory efficiency, well scales with growing amount of agents, and moreover, it can make full use of reward sharing and exchangeability if possible.

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