Risk-Averse Bayes-Adaptive Reinforcement Learning

02/10/2021 ∙ by Marc Rigter, et al. ∙ 0

In this work, we address risk-averse Bayesadaptive reinforcement learning. We pose the problem of optimising the conditional value at risk (CVaR) of the total return in Bayes-adaptive Markov decision processes (MDPs). We show that a policy optimising CVaR in this setting is risk-averse to both the parametric uncertainty due to the prior distribution over MDPs, and the internal uncertainty due to the inherent stochasticity of MDPs. We reformulate the problem as a two-player stochastic game and propose an approximate algorithm based on Monte Carlo tree search and Bayesian optimisation. Our experiments demonstrate that our approach significantly outperforms baseline approaches for this problem.



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