CoMBiNED: Multi-Constrained Model Based Planning for Navigation in Dynamic EnvironmentsDownload PDF

28 May 2022, 15:36 (modified: 02 Jul 2022, 17:53)DARL 2022Readers: Everyone
Abstract: Recent model based planning approaches have attained a huge success on Atari games. However, learning accurate models for complex robotics scenarios such as navigation directly from high dimensional sensory measurements requires a large amount of data and training. Furthermore, even a small change on robot configuration such as kino-dynamics or sensor in the inference time requires re-training of the policy. In this paper, we address these issues in a principled fashion through a multi-constraint model based online planning (CoMBiNED) framework that does not require any retraining or modifications on the existing policy. We disentangle the given task into sub-tasks and learn dynamical models for them. Treating these dynamical models as soft-constraints, we employ stochastic optimisation to jointly optimize these sub-tasks on-the-fly at the inference time. We consider navigation as central application in this work and evaluate our approach on publicly available benchmark with complex dynamic scenarios and achieved significant improvement over recent approaches both in the cases of with-and-without given map of the environment.
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