Unity RL Maze by uvaiskarni - 1


To understand the working of Reinforcement Learning by solving a Maze problem using Proximal Policy Optimization an algorithm developed by Open AI in Unity 3D.

Unity 2018.4.21f1Unknown LicenseUpdated 4 days agoCreated on June 12th, 2020
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Reinforcement learning is an important machine learning method, an online learning technology where an action determined by the policy is rewarded with an appraisal. The intelligent agent improvises its action strategy to adapt to the environment based on the appropriate appraisal obtained from the actions deter- mined. In recent years, a family of policy gradient methods for reinforcement learning was introduced which perform one gradient update per data sample and were relatively complicated to understand and implement. Therefore, a much simpler RL algorithm, which is Proximal Policy Optimization(PPO) was invented, that strikes a perfect balance between the ease of implementation, sample efficiency, and ease of tuning. In this project, we solved a simple maze game wherein the agent was trained to and the shortest path towards the target with minimal collisions with the walls and the obstacles. Unity 3D - a game development platform is used for creating a maze-like environment. ML-agents toolkit, an open-source Unity project is used, which enables the training of the intelligent agents using reinforcement learning or any machine learning methods through a simple-to-use Python API. Then different features of the Unity were utilized to analyze and monitor the performance of the policy optimization e.g. multiple environment spaces were built, creating replicas of the same environment to monitor the speed of convergence while parallel training, played with the Curriculum learning, shaping the rewards i.e. finding the right amount of reward that needs to be assigned for each state-action pair, tweaking the parameters for Ray-perception 3D sensor for the agent and finally gathering the results and analyze the training statistics with the plots.

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