Goal-conditioned Reinforcement Learning (RL) aims at learning optimal policies, given goals encoded in special command inputs. Here we study goal-conditioned neural nets (NNs) that learn to generate deep NN policies in form of context-specific weight matrices, similar to Fast Weight Programmers and other methods from the 1990s. Using context commands of the form ``generate a policy that achieves a desired expected return,'' our NN generators combine powerful exploration of parameter space with generalization across commands to iteratively find better and better policies. A form of weight-sharing HyperNetworks and policy embeddings scales our method to generate deep NNs. Experiments show how a single learned policy generator can produce policies that achieve any return seen during training. Finally, we evaluate our algorithm on a set of continuous control tasks where it exhibits competitive performance.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
|Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
|Number of pages
|Published - Jun 26 2023
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-09-08
Acknowledgements: We thank Mirek Strupl, Dylan Ashley, Robert Csord ´ as, Alek- ´ sandar Stanic and Anand Gopalakrishnan for their feed- ´ back. This work was supported by the ERC Advanced Grant (no: 742870), the Swiss National Science Foundation grant (200021 192356), and by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS, projects: s1090, s1154). We also thank NVIDIA Corporation for donating a DGX-1 as part of the Pioneers of AI Research Award and to IBM for donating a Minsky machine.