PD-MORL: Preference-Driven Multi-Objective Reinforcement Learning AlgorithmDownload PDF


22 Sept 2022, 12:37 (modified: 16 Nov 2022, 01:38)ICLR 2023 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
Keywords: multi-objective reinforcement learning, MORL, DDQN, TD3, HER, continuous control, robotics application
TL;DR: A novel approach that obtains a single policy network optimizing multiple objectives using multi-objective reinforcement learning on challenging continuous control tasks.
Abstract: Multi-objective reinforcement learning (MORL) approaches have emerged to tackle many real-world problems with multiple conflicting objectives by maximizing a joint objective function weighted by a preference vector. These approaches find fixed customized policies corresponding to preference vectors specified during training. However, the design constraints and objectives typically change dynamically in real-life scenarios. Furthermore, storing a policy for each potential preference is not scalable. Hence, obtaining a set of Pareto front solutions for the entire preference space in a given domain with a single training is critical. To this end, we propose a novel MORL algorithm that trains a single universal network to cover the entire preference space scalable to continuous robotic tasks. The proposed approach, Preference-Driven MORL (PD-MORL), utilizes the preferences as guidance to update the network parameters. It also employs a novel parallelization approach to increase sample efficiency. We show that PD-MORL achieves up to 25% larger hypervolume for challenging continuous control tasks and uses an order of magnitude fewer trainable parameters compared to prior approaches.
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