Discovering Diverse Solutions in Deep Reinforcement Learning

Takayuki Osa, Voot Tangkaratt, Masashi Sugiyama

Reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms are typically limited to learning a single solution of a specified task, even though there often exists diverse solutions to a given task. Compared with learning a single solution, learning a set of diverse solutions is beneficial because diverse solutions enable robust few-shot adaptation and allow the user to select a preferred solution. Although previous studies have showed that diverse behaviors can be modeled with a policy conditioned on latent variables, an approach for modeling an infinite set of diverse solutions with continuous latent variables has not been investigated. In this study, we propose an RL method that can learn infinitely many solutions by training a policy conditioned on a continuous or discrete low-dimensional latent variable. Through continuous control tasks, we demonstrate that our method can learn diverse solutions in a data-efficient manner and that the solutions can be used for few-shot adaptation to solve unseen tasks.

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