Multi-Agent Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Humanoid Navigation

Sep 25, 2019 Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Keywords: Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
  • TL;DR: Improving MARL by sharing task agnostic sub policies.
  • Abstract: Multi-agent reinforcement learning is a particularly challenging problem. Current methods have made progress on cooperative and competitive environments with particle-based agents. Little progress has been made on solutions that could op- erate in the real world with interaction, dynamics, and humanoid robots. In this work, we make a significant step in multi-agent models on simulated humanoid robot navigation by combining Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning (HRL). We build on top of founda- tional prior work in learning low-level physical controllers for locomotion and add a layer to learn decentralized policies for multi-agent goal-directed collision avoidance systems. A video of our results on a multi-agent pursuit environment can be seen here
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