NEARL: Non-Explicit Action Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Control [article]

Nan Lin, Yuxuan Li, Yujun Zhu, Ruolin Wang, Xiayu Zhang, Jianmin Ji, Keke Tang, Xiaoping Chen, Xinming Zhang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Traditionally, reinforcement learning methods predict the next action based on the current state. However, in many situations, directly applying actions to control systems or robots is dangerous and may lead to unexpected behaviors because action is rather low-level. In this paper, we propose a novel hierarchical reinforcement learning framework without explicit action. Our meta policy tries to manipulate the next optimal state and actual action is produced by the inverse dynamics model. To
more » ... ilize the training process, we integrate adversarial learning and information bottleneck into our framework. Under our framework, widely available state-only demonstrations can be exploited effectively for imitation learning. Also, prior knowledge and constraints can be applied to meta policy. We test our algorithm in simulation tasks and its combination with imitation learning. The experimental results show the reliability and robustness of our algorithms.
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