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Keywords: ACL, Hyper-net, Multi-objective Curricula
Abstract: Various automatic curriculum learning (ACL) methods have been proposed to improve the sample efficiency and final performance of robots' policies learning. They are designed to control how a robotic agent collects data, which is inspired by how humans gradually adapt their learning processes to their capabilities. In this paper, we propose a unified automatic curriculum learning framework to create multi-objective but coherent curricula that are generated by a set of parametric curriculum modules. Each curriculum module is instantiated as a neural network and is responsible for generating a particular curriculum. In order to coordinate those potentially conflicting modules in unified parameter space, we propose a multi-task hyper-net learning framework that uses a single hyper-net to parameterize all those curriculum modules. We evaluate our method on a series of robotic manipulation tasks and demonstrate its superiority over other state-of-the-art ACL methods in terms of sample efficiency and final performance.
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