In this paper we improve learning performance of a risk-aware robot facing navigation tasks by employing transfer learning; that is, we use information from a previously solved task to accelerate learning in a new task. To do so, we transfer risk-aware memoryless stochastic abstract policies into a new task. We show how to incorporate risk-awareness into robotic navigation tasks, in particular when tasks are modeled as stochastic shortest path problems. We then show how to use a modified policy iteration algorithm, called AbsProb-PI, to obtain risk-neutral and risk-prone memoryless stochastic abstract policies. Finally, we propose a method that combines abstract policies, and show how to use the combined policy in a new navigation task. Experiments validate our proposals and show that one can find effective abstract policies that can improve robot behavior in navigation problems. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|