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  • In this paper, we introduce a model-based reinforcement learning method called H-learning, which optimizes undiscounted average reward. We compare it with three other reinforcement learning methods in the domain of scheduling Automatic Guided Vehicles, transportation robots used in modern manufacturing plants and facilities. The four methods differ along two dimensions. They are either model-based or model-free, and optimize discounted total reward or undiscounted average reward. Our experimental results indicate that H-learning is more robust with respect to changes in the domain parameters, and in many cases, converges in fewer steps to better average reward per time step than all the other methods. An added advantage is that unlike the other methods it does not have any parameters to tune.
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  • This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number IRI:9111231.
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