Learning Generalized Relational Heuristic Networks for Model-Agnostic Planning

Rushang Karia, Siddharth Srivastava

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Abstract

Computing goal-directed behavior is essential to designing efficient AI systems. Due to the computational complexity of planning, current approaches rely primarily upon hand-coded symbolic action models and hand-coded heuristic function generators for efficiency. Learned heuristics for such problems have been of limited utility as they are difficult to apply to problems with objects and object quantities that are significantly different from those in the training data. This paper develops a new approach for learning generalized heuristics in the absence of symbolic action models using deep neural networks that utilize an input predicate vocabulary but are agnostic to object names and quantities. It uses an abstract state representation to facilitate data-efficient, generalizable learning. Empirical evaluation on a range of benchmark domains shows that in contrast to prior approaches, generalized heuristics computed by this method can be transferred easily to problems with different objects and with object quantities much larger than those in the training data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Pages8064-8073
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781713835974
StatePublished - 2021
Event35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 2 2021Feb 9 2021

Publication series

Name35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021
Volume9B

Conference

Conference35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/2/212/9/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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