Solving the Diffusion of Responsibility Problem in Multiagent Reinforcement Learning with a Policy Resonance Approach

  title={Solving the Diffusion of Responsibility Problem in Multiagent Reinforcement Learning with a Policy Resonance Approach},
  author={Qing Fu and Tenghai Qiu and Jianqiang Yi and Z. Pu and Xiaolin Ai and Wanmai Yuan},
We report a previously undiscovered problem in multiagent reinforcement learning (MARL), named Diffusion of Responsibility (DR). DR causes failures in negotiating a reli- able division of responsibilities to complete sophisticated cooperative tasks. It reflects a flaw in how existing algorithms deal with the multiagent exploration-exploitation dilemma in both value-based and policy-based MARL methods. This DR problem shares similarities with a same-name phenomenon in the social psychology domain… 

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