Improving Behavioural Cloning with Positive Unlabeled LearningDownload PDF

Published: 30 Aug 2023, Last Modified: 16 Oct 2023CoRL 2023 PosterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Offline policy learning, positive unlabeled learning, behavioural cloning
Abstract: Learning control policies offline from pre-recorded datasets is a promising avenue for solving challenging real-world problems. However, available datasets are typically of mixed quality, with a limited number of the trajectories that we would consider as positive examples; i.e., high-quality demonstrations. Therefore, we propose a novel iterative learning algorithm for identifying expert trajectories in unlabeled mixed-quality robotics datasets given a minimal set of positive examples, surpassing existing algorithms in terms of accuracy. We show that applying behavioral cloning to the resulting filtered dataset outperforms several competitive offline reinforcement learning and imitation learning baselines. We perform experiments on a range of simulated locomotion tasks and on two challenging manipulation tasks on a real robotic system; in these experiments, our method showcases state-of-the-art performance. Our website: \url{}.
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