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Feature-Space Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Manipulation

EasyChair Preprint no. 11420

6 pagesDate: November 29, 2023


Reinforcement Learning (RL) has gained popular- ity for developing intelligent robots, but challenges such as sam- ple inefficiency and lack of generalization persist. The choice of observation space significantly influences RL algorithms’ sample efficiency in robotics. While end-to-end learning has been emphasized, it increases complexity and inefficiency as the agent must re-learn forward and inverse kinematics. To address these issues, we propose a straightforward approach that utilizes readily available control techniques, such as forward and inverse kinematics, to capitalize on domain knowledge. Our approach involves enhancing the observation space with task- space features and utilizing task-space inverse kinematics. Our contributions include a proposal for mathematical formulation and a framework for RL algorithms in robotics.

Keyphrases: feature space, Reinforcement Learning, robotics application

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Ralf Gulde and Khanh Nguyen and Marc Tuscher and Oliver Riedel and Alexander Verl},
  title = {Feature-Space Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Manipulation},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11420},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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