Interpretable Option Discovery Using Deep Q-Learning and Variational Autoencoders

  title={Interpretable Option Discovery Using Deep Q-Learning and Variational Autoencoders},
  author={Per-Arne Andersen and Morten Goodwin and Ole-Christoffer Granmo},
. Deep Reinforcement Learning (RL) is unquestionably a ro-bust framework to train autonomous agents in a wide variety of disci-plines. However, traditional deep and shallow model-free RL algorithms suffer from low sample efficiency and inadequate generalization for sparse state spaces. The options framework with temporal abstractions [18] is perhaps the most promising method to solve these problems, but it still has noticeable shortcomings. It only guarantees local convergence, and it is… 



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