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A Reinforcement Learning Approach Based on the Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network.

University of Ioannina
Neural Processing Letters (Impact Factor: 1.45). 12/1996; 4(3):167-172. DOI: 10.1007/BF00426025
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The fuzzy min-max neural network constitutes a neural architecture that is based on hyperbox fuzzy sets and can be incrementally trained by appropriately adjusting the number of hyperboxes and their corresponding volumes. Two versions have been proposed: for supervised and unsupervised learning. In this paper a modified approach is presented that is appropriate for reinforcement learning problems with discrete action space and is applied to the difficult task of autonomous vehicle navigation when no a priori knowledge of the enivronment is available. Experimental results indicate that the proposed reinforcement learning network exhibits superior learning behavior compared to conventional reinforcement schemes.

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