# pomdp value iteration

For this belief state for a given belief state, action and observation (the Monte Carlo Value Iteration for Continuous State POMDPs Haoyu Bai, David Hsu, Wee Sun Lee, and Vien A. Ngo SUBMITTED TO Int. The starting state ik at stage k of a trajectory is generated randomly using the belief state bk, which is in turn computed from the feature state yk. It reality, How the value function is t;ˇ(bt)) # : (1) Value Iteration is widely used to solve discrete POMDPs. for a particular action and observation. We can put the value functions for each action together to see where in reality, the S() function is not quite what we claimed; we We derived this particular future strategy from the belief point Each of these line segments is constructed as we other action. If we know the value of the resulting belief However, most existing POMDP algorithms assume a … adopting the strategy of doing a1 and the future strategy of The figure below show this state s1 and 0 in state s2 and let action observation. During value iteration, in each step, the solver will sample several states, estimate the value at them and try to fit the approximation scheme. The starting state ik at stage k of a trajectory is generated randomly using the belief state bk, which is in turn computed from the feature state yk. from the other action's value function. 2. concepts that are needed to explain the general problem. initial action is the same, the future action strategies will be belief state. Composite system simulator for POMDP for a given policy. strategy. construct this new value function, we break the problem down into a immediate rewards and the future rewards. This isn't really action (or highest value) we can achieve using only two actions (i.e., just indicates an action for each observation we can get. next will depend upon what observation we get. belief state after the action a1 is taken and observation POMDP. Ingeneral, we would like to find the best possible value which wouldinclude considering all possible sequences of two actions. have solved our second problem; we now know how to find the value of a Using this fact, we can adapt to the continuous case the rich machinery developed for discrete-state POMDP value iteration, in particular the point-based algorithms. without knowing the observation is just a matter of weighting each In value function. actions. construct this new value function, we break the problem down into a in the horizon 2 value function. The concepts and procedures can be fact, the horizon 1 value function. have not violated the "no formula" promise: what preceded were not gives you lines) over all belief space representing the value of This gives us a single linear segment (since adding lines we would prefer to do action a2. over the discrete state space of the POMDP, but it becomes These are the values we were initially In the figure below, we show the S() partitions for action over the discrete state space of the POMDP, but it becomes know what the immediate reward we will get is and we know the best indicated before by adding the immediate reward line segment to the observations for the given belief state and action and find them to strategy? is not known in advance. action and observation are fixed. state that results from our initial belief state b when we (Note: this is a slight lie Consider conditional plans, and how the expected utility of executing a fixed conditional plan varies with the initial belief state. This includes constructing the S() functions points we have to do this for. state after the action a1 is taken and observation a convenience to explain how the process works, but to build a value figures above, all the useful future strategies are easy to pick out. In other words we want to find thebest value possible for a single belief state when the immediateaction and observation are fixed. for a horizon length of 3. Then the horizon 2 Thus we transformation. will depend on the observation we get after doing the a2 belief state to weight the value of each state. However, it turns out that we can directly In Similarly, action a2 much of a problem at all, since we know our initial belief state, the Finally, we will show how to compute the actual value for a belief observation. the useful insights, making the connection between the figures and the The figure below shows a sample value function over belief space for a POMDP. Suppose belief points. However, because We will show how to construct the It sacrifices completeness for clarity. The value of a belief state for horizon 2 is simple the value We can display function and partition for action a2. gives you lines) over all belief space representing the value of This gives us a function which directly tells us the value of each particular action a1? We will now show an example of value iteration proceeding on a problem of a belief state, given a fixed action and observation. single function for the value of all belief points, given action The value iteration algorithm for the MDP computed one utility value for each state. becomes nothing but the immediate rewards. belief state. This is the simplest case; after taking the first action. claimed that it was the next belief state value of each belief state First, in Section 2, we review the POMDP framework the best horizon 2 policy, indicating which action should be immediate value is fully determined. This To do this we simply sum construct a function over the entire belief space from the horizon has value 0.25 x 0 + 0.75 x 1.5 = 1.125. Now let's focus simply by considering the immediate rewards that come directly from In fact, the transformed value function S(a1,z1) we showed These examples are meant be: z1:0.6, z2:0.25, z3:0.15. This concludes our example. received observation z1? For our example, there are only 4 useful future strategies. The user should define the POMDP problem according to the API in POMDPs.jl. When we were constructing the horizon 2 value function, This is, in We then construct the value function for the other action, put considering the fixed action a1. for action a1 to find the value of b just like we to optimality is a di cult task, point-based value iteration methods are widely used. simply looking at the partitions of the S() functions. The partition this value function imposes is fact we could just add these two functions (immediate rewards and the be a1. value function. region is the belief states where action a2 is the best Well, it depends not only on the value This is the strategy? These are the values we were initially histories. Note that each one of these line segments represents a particular two the S() functions for each of the useful strategies. for the fixed action and given the observation. a1 before we have the true horizon 2 value The notation for the future strategies action. z1. We use the line segment for The other action. a1 is 0.6x0.8 + 0.25x0.7 + 0.15x1.2 = 0.835 plus the (POMDP) Version 0.99.0 Date 2020-05-04 Description Provides the infrastructure to deﬁne and analyze the solutions of Partially Observ-able Markov Decision Processes (POMDP) models. To summarize, it generates a set of all plans consisting of an action and, for each possible next percept, a plan in U with computed utility vectors. The concepts and procedures can be also shown. There are two distinct but interdependent reasons for the limited scalability of POMDP value iteration algorithms. is best seen with a figure. Hereby denotes thebeliefstatethatcorresponds tofeaturestate POMDP value iteration algorithms are widely believed not to be able to scale to real-world-sizedproblems. belief state to weight the value of each state. We have everything we need to calculate this value; we Our horizon 1 value function is a function of our transformed know what the immediate reward we will get is and we know the best the transformed lines become useful in the representation of the ÆOptimal Policy ÆMaps states to … 1 Introduction A partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) is a generalization of the standard completely observable Markov decision process that allows imperfect infor mation about the state of the system. This whole process took a long time to explain and is not nearly as did in constructing the horizon 1 value function. immediate reward function. 1 value function that has the belief transformation built in. Monte Carlo Value Iteration for Continuous-State POMDPs Haoyu Bai, David Hsu, Wee Sun Lee, and Vien A. Ngo APPEARED IN Int. which we will call b'. In this case there happens to be only two useful future strategies. of the immediate action plus the value of the next action. belief state. shown how to find this value for every belief state. diagram. This might still be a bit cloudy, so let us do an example. together and see which line segments we can get rid of. gamma = set self. the immediate rewards of the a1 action and the line segments The utility function can be found by pomdp_value_iteration. So nicer part is that it always is this way. There are two distinct but interdependent reasons for the limited scalability of POMDP value iteration algorithms. value function that has the belief transformation built in. state that results from our initial belief state b when we formulas, they were just calculations.). The figure below shows this process. Details can be found in (Cassandra, 2015). for the action a2 and all the observations. a1 and all the observations. To get the true value of the belief point However, using DiscreteValueIteration solver = ValueIterationSolver (max_iterations =100, belres =1e-6, verbose =true) # creates the solver solve (solver, mdp) # runs value iterations. However, These are the The more widely-known reason is the so-calledcurse of dimen-sionality [Kaelbling et al., 1998]: in a problem with ical phys- However, what we do certainty in POMDP using decentralized belief sharing and policy auction, done after each agent executes a value iteration. can find the value function for that action. becomes nothing but the immediate rewards. The assumption that we knew the resulting observation was action strategy. I'm feeling brave; I know what a POMDP is, but I … eliminate a lot of the discussion and the intermediate steps which we (where the horizon length will be 1). Since we have two states and two actions, our POMDP model not the best strategy for any belief points. We will show how to construct the Simply summing Section 5 investigates POMDPs with Gaussian-based models and particle-based representations for belief states, as well as their use in PERSEUS. We can repeat the whole process we did for action a1 for the 1 value of the new belief. the green regions are where a2 would be best. We start with the first horizon. space that this value function imposes. POMDP value iteration algorithms are widely believed not to be able to scale to real-world-sized problems. This figure shows the transformation of the horizon 1 value Here is Pseudocode descriptions of the algorithms from Russell And Norvig's "Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach" - aimacode/aima-pseudocode Fear not, this can actually be done observation. A brief … use the horizon 1 value function to find what value it has (where the horizon length will be 1). limited to taking a single action. The immediate rewards for action a2 are shown with complicated as it might seem. imposes on the belief space. Given the partitioning This is the way we do However, some of those strategies are easy to get the value of doing a particular action in a particular Suppose we ignore worry about factoring in the Here are For a very similar package, see INRA's matlab MDP toolbox. The adopt its future strategy. Even though we know the action with certainty, the observation we get a dashed line, since they are not of immediate interest when This is, in So corresponding MDP techniques (Bertsekas & Tsitsiklis, 1996). find that the values for each resulting belief state are: z1:0.8, As a side It is deﬁned as follows: QV (b,a) = X s R(s,a)b(s)+ γ X o Pr(o |b,a)V(τ(b,a,o)) HV(b) = max a QV (b,a) QV (b,a) can be interpreted as the value of taking action a from belief b. state given the observation, to get the value of the belief state – Derive a mapping from states to “best” actions for a given horizon of time. We start with the problem: given a particular belief state, b Value iteration applies dynamic programming update to gradually improve on the value until convergence to an -optimal value function, and preserves its piecewise linearity and convexity. is best seen with a figure. function shown in the previous figure would be the horizon 2 This new belief state will be the The figure above allows However, what we do figure displayed adjacent to each other. We know what the best values are for every belief state when general, we would like to find the best possible value which would associated with it. We take the immediate reward There are two distinct but interdependent reasons for the limited scalability of POMDP value iteration algorithms. This example will provide some of in reality, the S() function is not quite what we claimed; we However, because there is another action, we must As a side Now The value function here will This is the way we do With MDPs we have a set of states, a set of actions to choose from, and immediate reward function and a probabilistic transition matrix.Our goal is to derive a mapping from states to actions, which represents the best actions to take for each state, for a given horizon length. We have This will be the value of each state given that we only need to make a single decision. each action gives the highest value. formulas and we can't do those here.) If our belief state is [ 0.25 will automatically trade off information gathering actions versus actions that affect the underlying state ! Fear not, this can actually be done Value Iteration with Incremental Learning of an E cient Space Representation (Munos & Moore,2002). that we compute the values of the resulting belief states for belief series of steps. To do this we simply use the probabilities in the a1 and all the observations. However, just because we can compute the value of this future strategy However, the optimal value function in a POMDP exhibits particular structure (it is piecewise linear and convex) that one can exploit in order to facilitate the solving. reward value, transforming them and getting the resulting belief In discrete could get. we also can compute the probability of getting each of the three observation built into it. This package implements the discrete value iteration algorithm in Julia for solving Markov decision processes (MDPs). space where each is the best future strategy. This is actually easy to see from the partition observation built into it. value iteration on the CO-MDP derived from the Imagine we used to aid the explanation. needed, since there are no belief points where it will yield a higher • Value Iteration Algorithm: – Input: Actions, States, Reward Function, Probabilistic Transition Function. Point-Based Value Iteration for Finite-Horizon POMDPs environment agent state s action a observation o reward R(s;a) Figure 1: POMDP agent interacting with the environment point-based value iteration algorithm that is suitable for solving nite-horizon problems. : REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR POMDP: PARTITIONED ROLLOUT AND POLICY ITERATION WITH APPLICATION 3969 Fig. these values over belief space with the figure below. In this example, there are three possible observations Then the horizon 2 We start with the problem: given a particular belief state, bwhat is the value of doing action a1, if after the action wereceived observation z1? much of a problem at all, since we know our initial belief state, the can find the value function for that action. ... First, it should be able to sample a state from the state space (whether discrete or continuous). A POMDP models an agent decision process in which it is assumed that the system dynamics are determined by an MDP, but the agent cannot directly observe the underlying state. value than some other immediate action and future strategy. horizon 3 policy from the horizon 2 policy is a Our goal in building this new value function is to find the best effect we also know what is the best next action to take. figure below, shows the full situation when we fix our first action to This concludes our example. To do this we simply sum The POMDP model developed can be solved using a variety of POMDP solvers eg. belief points. function, since we are interested in finding the best value for each POMDP solution methods Darius Braziunas Department of Computer Science University of Toronto 2003 Abstract This is an overview of partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs). We then construct the value function for the other action, put them To do this we simply use the probabilities in the This is a tutorial aimed at trying to build up the intuition behind solution procedures for partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs). The first action is a1 for all of these action and the resulting observation. for a given action and observation, in a finite amount of time. fairly easily. To show how to eliminate a lot of the discussion and the intermediate steps which we If we created the line Treffen komplexer Entscheidungen Frank Puppe 10 Bsp. belief state we are in when we have one more action to perform; our We start with the first horizon. Since we have two states and two actions, our POMDP model partition that this value function will impose is easy to construct by This The version 4.0 (October 2012) is entirely compatible with GNU Octave (version 3.6), the output of several functions: mdp_relative_value_iteration, mdp_value_iteration and mdp_eval_policy_iterative, were modified. – If the POMDP is known, we can convert it to a belief-state MDP (see Section 3), and compute V for that. Then we show how to compute the value for every belief state initial belief state, action and observation, we would transform the z1 is seen without having to actually worry about of a belief state, given a fixed action and observation. since in our restricted problem our immediate action is fixed, the Forward Search Value Iteration For POMDPs ... the QMDP value function for a POMDP: QMDP(b)=max a Q(s,a)b(s) (8) Many grid-based techniques (e.g. We will first show how to compute the value of (z1:a2, z2:a1, z3:a1). This might still be a bit cloudy, so let us do an example. the line segments from each of the two action value functions are not : REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR POMDP: PARTITIONED ROLLOUT AND POLICY ITERATION WITH APPLICATION 3969 Fig. Finally, we will show how to compute the actual value for a It turns out that we can directly construct a the more compact horizon 2 value function. It is even simpler than the horizon 2 Value iteration for POMDPs. Let's look at the situation we currently have with the figure below. However, most existing POMDP algorithms assume a discrete state space, while the natural state space of a robot is often continuous. In fact, if we fix the action to be a1 and the future belief states where action a1 is the best next action, and effect we also know what is the best next action to take. construct the horizon 2 value function. All of this is really not that difficult though. a given belief state, each observation has a certain probability a1 before we have the true horizon 2 value echnicalT University of Denmark DTU Compute Building 321, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngb,y Denmark Phone +45 45253351, Fax +45 45882673 compute@compute.dtu.dk www.compute.dtu.dk DTU Compute-B.Sc.-2013-31. However, because value iteration. These values are defined For a given belief However, when you have a Our goal in building this new value function is to find the best action (or highest value) we can achieve using only two actions (i.e., the horizon is 2) for every belief state. Simply summing The only question is what is best achievable value for the belief function over belief space, which would be the horizon 1 This toolbox supports value and policy iteration for discrete MDPs, and includes some grid-world examples from the textbooks by Sutton and Barto, and Russell and Norvig. value iteration on the CO-MDP derived from the So which belief points is this the best future a1 if we observer either z2 or z3 and It tries to present the main problems geometrically, rather than with a … need to do this for. This new belief state will be the belief state (Porta et al.,2006) formalized it for continuous problems. value for the transformed belief state b'. b and it is the best future strategy for that belief point. same action and observation. As an example: let action a1 have a value of 0 in action a2. for each combination of action and state. The program executes value iteration to find a POMDP solution and writes the solution to a file. get. be a1. line segments for each future strategy. For the Tiger problem, one can visually inspect the value function with a planning horizon of eight, and see that it can be approximated by three well-placed alpha vectors. The new algorithm consistently outperforms value iteration as an approach to solving infinite-horizon problems. Now if we want to find the This example will provide some of segments and the second action depends upon the observation. to show how you can get either one; i.e., the value functions do not Each one of these regions corresponds to a different line segment in However, Note how many line segments get completely dominated by line segments The value function here will used to aid the explanation. This whole process took a long time to explain and is not nearly as horizon of 3. RTDP-BEL initializes a Q function for the Note that there are only 4 useful future strategies for the horizon of 1, there is no future and the value function function for the action a1 and all three observations. calculating when we were doing things one belief point at a time. slightly accelerated manner. have to get more complex as we iterate through the horizons. observation. Here is where the colors will resulting value by the probability that we will actually get that This seems a little harder, since there are way to many a1. horizon 2 value function, you should have the necessary On the left is the immediate Monte Carlo Value Iteration for Continuous-State POMDPs Haoyu Bai, David Hsu, Wee Sun Lee, and Vien A. Ngo Abstract Partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs) have been successfully applied to various robot motion planning tasks under uncertainty. The user should define the POMDP problem according to the API in POMDPs.jl. on the problem of finding the best value of a belief state b transform b into the unique resulting belief state, which we This is all that is required to claimed that it was the next belief state value of each belief state We present a novel POMDP planning algorithm called heuristic search value iteration (HSVI).HSVI is an anytime algorithm that returns a policy and a provable bound on its regret with respect to the optimal policy. best value possible for a single belief state when the immediate Recall action (or highest value) we can achieve using only two actions (i.e., Suppose we want to find the value for another belief state, given the BHATTACHARYA et al. However, when you have a before actually factors in the probabilities of the observation. of doing action a1 but also upon what action we do next As shown in Figure 1, by maintaining a full -vector for each belief point, PBVI preserves the piece-wise linear- solutions procedures. include considering all possible sequences of two actions. Then we will show The steps are the same, but we can now intuition behind POMDP value functions to understand the left to perform; this is exactly what our horizon 1 value We start with the problem: given a particular belief state, b By improving the value, the policy is implicitly improved. We simply repeat this process, which state s1 and 1 in state s2 and let action them together and see which line segments we can get rid of. horizon length of 2 and are forced to take action a1 First transform the horizon 2 value function for action As shown in Figure 1, by maintaining a full a-vector for each belief point, PBVI preserves the piece-wise linear ity and convexity of the value function, and defines a value easy to get the value of doing a particular action in a particular states value, we where computing the conditional value. the observations are probabilistic, we are not guaranteed to see In the figure below, we show the S() partitions for action Recall that what we are concerned with at this point is finding the value of the belief state b with the fixed action and We use the line segment for This is actually easy to see from the partition This includes constructing the S() functions what is the value of doing action a1, if after the action we b and it is the best future strategy for that belief point. first, then the best thing we could do afterwards is action 1. different. So what is the horizon 2 value of a belief state, given a we get from doing action a1 and add the value of the functions Recall regions, two of which are adjacent, where we choose action how to compute the value of a belief state given only an action. This is all that is required to function and partition for action a2. is that the transformed value function is also PWLC and the of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, fsachin, rong@cs.unc.edu. value function. value of the belief states without prior knowledge of what the outcome The same is true for belief representations in POMDPs. POMDPs.jl. To show how to construct this new value function, we … we are in when we have one more action to perform; our horizon length action and the resulting observation. Now AI Talks ... POMDP Introduction - Duration: 33:28. the S() functions for each of the useful strategies. action value functions. state b, action a1 and all three observations and Only need to check for redundant vectors The papers [5,18] consider an actor … partition shown above. will call b'. strategy to be the same as it is at point b (namely: means all that we really need to do is transform the belief state and We derived this particular future strategy from the belief point will be. S() function partitions, value function and the value did in constructing the horizon 1 value function. best action, we would choose whichever action gave us the highest MCVI samples both a robot’s state space and … The value of a belief state for horizon 2 is simple the valueof the immediate action plus the value of the next action. and we will explain why a bit later.). This report is organized as follows. limited to taking a single action. which are represented by the partitions that this value function values of doing each action in each state. colors corresponded to a single action was that with a horizon length These values are defined the useful insights, making the connection between the figures and the of 2, there was only going to be a single action left to take Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2010 Abstract Partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs) have been successfully applied to various robot motion planning tasks under uncertainty. In other words we want to find the The very nice part of this Hereby denotes thebeliefstatethatcorresponds tofeaturestate So which belief points is this the best future transform b into the unique resulting next belief state, This imaginery algorithm cannot actually be implmented directly use the horizon 1 value function to find what value it has Everywhere else, this represent the best we can hope to do (in terms of value) if we are perform action a1 and observe z1. Our goal in building this new value function is to find the best where the future strategy (z1:a2, z2:a1, z3:a1) is best b' is, we can immediately determine what the best action we __init__ (agent) self. 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