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2019, Intelligent Autonomous Systems 15. Proceedings of the 15th InternationalConference IAS-15, Pages 414-427 (volume: 867)

Hi-Val: Iterative Learning of Hierarchical Value Functions for Policy Generation (04b Atto di convegno in volume)

Capobianco Roberto, Riccio Francesco, Nardi Daniele

Task decomposition is effective in manifold applications where the global complexity of a problem makes planning and decision-making too demanding. This is true, for example, in high-dimensional robotics domains, where (1) unpredictabilities and modeling limitations typically prevent the manual specification of robust behaviors, and (2) learning an action policy is challenging due to the curse of dimensionality. In this work, we borrow the concept of Hierarchical Task Networks (HTNs) to decompose the learning procedure, and we exploit Upper Confidence Tree (UCT) search to introduce HOP, a novel iterative algorithm for hierarchical optimistic planning with learned value functions. To obtain better generalization and generate policies, HOP simultaneously learns and uses action values. These are used to formalize constraints within the search space and to reduce the dimensionality of the problem. We evaluate our algorithm both on a fetching task using a simulated 7-DOF KUKA light weight arm and, on a pick and delivery task with a Pioneer robot.
ISBN: 978-3-030-01369-1; 978-3-030-01370-7
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