Off-Policy Adversarial Inverse Reinforcement Learning [article]

Samin Yeasar Arnob
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Adversarial Imitation Learning (AIL) is a class of algorithms in Reinforcement learning (RL), which tries to imitate an expert without taking any reward from the environment and does not provide expert behavior directly to the policy training. Rather, an agent learns a policy distribution that minimizes the difference from expert behavior in an adversarial setting. Adversarial Inverse Reinforcement Learning (AIRL) leverages the idea of AIL, integrates a reward function approximation along with
more » ... earning the policy, and shows the utility of IRL in the transfer learning setting. But the reward function approximator that enables transfer learning does not perform well in imitation tasks. We propose an Off-Policy Adversarial Inverse Reinforcement Learning (Off-policy-AIRL) algorithm which is sample efficient as well as gives good imitation performance compared to the state-of-the-art AIL algorithm in the continuous control tasks. For the same reward function approximator, we show the utility of learning our algorithm over AIL by using the learned reward function to retrain the policy over a task under significant variation where expert demonstrations are absent.
arXiv:2005.01138v1 fatcat:pc73o264g5hy3g5s5e3s7kuope