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

Understanding Human Teaching Modalities in Reinforcement Learning Environments: A Preliminary Report.
W. Bradley Knox and Peter Stone.
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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