VDCBPI: an Approximate Scalable Algorithm for Large POMDPs

@inproceedings{Poupart2004VDCBPIAA,
  title={VDCBPI: an Approximate Scalable Algorithm for Large POMDPs},
  author={Pascal Poupart and Craig Boutilier},
  booktitle={NIPS},
  year={2004}
}
Existing algorithms for discrete partially observable Markov decision processes can at best solve problems of a few thousand states due to two important sources of intractability: the curse of dimensionality and the policy space complexity. This paper describes a new algorithm (VDCBPI) that mitigates both sources of intractability by combining the Value Directed Compression (VDC) technique [13] with Bounded Policy Iteration (BPI) [14]. The scalability of VDCBPI is demonstrated on synthetic… CONTINUE READING
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