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Safety aware model-based reinforcement learning for optimal control of a class of output-feedback nonlinear systems

@article{Mahmud2021SafetyAM,
  title={Safety aware model-based reinforcement learning for optimal control of a class of output-feedback nonlinear systems},
  author={S. M. Nahid Mahmud and Moad Abudia and Scott A. Nivison and Zachary I. Bell and Rushikesh Kamalapurkar},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2110.00271}
}
The ability to learn and execute optimal control policies safely is critical to realization of complex autonomy, especially where task restarts are not available and/or the systems are safety-critical. Safety requirements are often expressed in terms of state and/or control constraints. Methods such as barrier transformation and control barrier functions have been successfully used, in conjunction with model-based reinforcement learning, for safe learning in systems under state constraints, to… 

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