Toward Real-Time Decentralized Reinforcement Learning using Finite Support Basis Functions

06/20/2017 ∙ by Kenzo Lobos-Tsunekawa, et al. ∙ 0

This paper addresses the design and implementation of complex Reinforcement Learning (RL) behaviors where multi-dimensional action spaces are involved, as well as the need to execute the behaviors in real-time using robotic platforms with limited computational resources and training times. For this purpose, we propose the use of decentralized RL, in combination with finite support basis functions as alternatives to Gaussian RBF, in order to alleviate the effects of the curse of dimensionality on the action and state spaces respectively, and to reduce the computation time. As testbed, a RL based controller for the in-walk kick in NAO robots, a challenging and critical problem for soccer robotics, is used. The reported experiments show empirically that our solution saves up to 99.94 without diminishing performance compared to classical approaches.

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