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Scale-free adaptive planning for deterministic dynamics & discounted rewards

Peter Bartlett 1 Victor Gabillon 2 Jennifer Healey 3 Michal Valko 2
2 SEQUEL - Sequential Learning
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL) - UMR 9189
Abstract : We address the problem of planning in an environment with deterministic dynamics and stochas-tic discounted rewards under a limited numerical budget where the ranges of both rewards and noise are unknown. We introduce PlaTγPOOS, an adaptive, robust, and efficient alternative to the OLOP (open-loop optimistic planning) algorithm. Whereas OLOP requires a priori knowledge of the ranges of both rewards and noise, PlaTγPOOS dynamically adapts its behavior to both. This allows PlaTγPOOS to be immune to two vulnerabil-ities of OLOP: failure when given underestimated ranges of noise and rewards and inefficiency when these are overestimated. PlaTγPOOS additionally adapts to the global smoothness of the value function. PlaTγPOOS acts in a provably more efficient manner vs. OLOP when OLOP is given an overestimated reward and show that in the case of no noise, PlaTγPOOS learns exponentially faster.
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Peter Bartlett, Victor Gabillon, Jennifer Healey, Michal Valko. Scale-free adaptive planning for deterministic dynamics & discounted rewards. International Conference on Machine Learning, 2019, Long Beach, United States. ⟨hal-02387484⟩

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