Model Environment

Posted by ninjagrr
Apr 28 2010

The models mimic the environment, given a state and an action, the model should predict the resulting state and next reward. The models are used to plan, that is, decide on a course of action involving future situations before they arise. The addition of RL models and planning is a recent development, classical RL can be viewed as anti-planning. Now it is clear that RL methods are closely related to dynamic programming methods. So the RL algorithms can be seen on a continuum between the trial and error strategies and deliberative planning.

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