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Understanding Human Teaching Modalities in Reinforcement Learning Environments: A Preliminary Report

W. Bradley Knox and Peter Stone. Understanding Human Teaching Modalities in Reinforcement Learning Environments: A Preliminary Report. In IJCAI 2011 Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT), July 2011.
IJCAI 2011 Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT)

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Abstract

While traditional agent-based learning techniques have enjoyed considerable success, in recent years there has been a growing interest in improving such learning by leveraging humans as teachers. These human-in-the-loop methods have demon- strated substantial improvements by using human subjects in a variety of interaction modalities. Un- fortunately, there are few, if any, guidelines about when one teaching modality is more appropriate than another. In addition to highlighting this impor- tant gap in the current literature, this paper presents a pilot study that compares two specific teaching modalities: learning by feedback and learning by demonstration, and proposes a set of hypotheses about their relative performance.

BibTeX Entry

@InProceedings{IJCAI_ALIHT11-knox2,
 author="W.\ Bradley Knox and Peter Stone",
 title="Understanding Human Teaching Modalities in Reinforcement Learning Environments: A Preliminary Report",
 booktitle="IJCAI 2011 Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT)",
 month="July",
 year="2011",
 abstract={
           While traditional agent-based learning techniques have
           enjoyed considerable success, in recent years there has
           been a growing interest in improving such learning by
           leveraging humans as teachers.  These human-in-the-loop
           methods have demon- strated substantial improvements by
           using human subjects in a variety of interaction
           modalities.  Un- fortunately, there are few, if any,
           guidelines about when one teaching modality is more
           appropriate than another. In addition to highlighting this
           impor- tant gap in the current literature, this paper
           presents a pilot study that compares two specific teaching
           modalities: learning by feedback and learning by
           demonstration, and proposes a set of hypotheses about their
           relative performance.
},
 wwwnote={<a href="http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~bradknox/IJCAI-ALIHT11">IJCAI 2011 Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively  from Human Teachers (ALIHT)</a>},
}

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