Learning Task Decomposition with Ordered Memory Policy NetworkDownload PDF

Sep 28, 2020 (edited Mar 16, 2021)ICLR 2021 PosterReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: Task Segmentation, Hierarchical Imitation Learning, Network Inductive Bias
  • Abstract: Many complex real-world tasks are composed of several levels of subtasks. Humans leverage these hierarchical structures to accelerate the learning process and achieve better generalization. In this work, we study the inductive bias and propose Ordered Memory Policy Network (OMPN) to discover subtask hierarchy by learning from demonstration. The discovered subtask hierarchy could be used to perform task decomposition, recovering the subtask boundaries in an unstructured demonstration. Experiments on Craft and Dial demonstrate that our model can achieve higher task decomposition performance under both unsupervised and weakly supervised settings, comparing with strong baselines. OMPN can also be directly applied to partially observable environments and still achieve higher task decomposition performance. Our visualization further confirms that the subtask hierarchy can emerge in our model 1.
  • One-sentence Summary: We introduce an Ordered Memory Policy Network (OMPN) to discover task decomposition by imitation learning from demonstration.
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