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Cultivating desired behaviour: policy teaching via environment-dynamics tweaks

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Cultivating desired behaviour: policy teaching via environment-dynamics tweaks
In this paper we study, for the first time explicitly, the implications of endowing an interested party (i.e. a teacher) with the ability to modify the underlying dynamics of the environment, in order to encourage an agent to learn to follow a specific policy. We introduce a cost function which can be used by the teacher to balance the modifications it makes to the underlying environment dynamics, with the learner's performance compared to some ideal, desired, policy. We formulate teacher's problem of determining optimal environment changes as a planning and control problem, and empirically validate the effectiveness of our model. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.6 [Artificial Intelligence]: Learning; I.2.8 [Artificial Intelligence]: Problem Solving, Control Methods, and Search-Control theory; I.2.11 [Artificial Intelligence]: Distributed Artificial Intelligence-- Multiagent systems General Terms Algorithms Keywords Teacher-learner, control theory, Kullback-Leibler Rat...
Zinovi Rabinovich, Lachlan Dufton, Kate Larson, Ni
Added 08 Nov 2010
Updated 08 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ATAL
Authors Zinovi Rabinovich, Lachlan Dufton, Kate Larson, Nicholas R. Jennings
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