Reinforcement learning (RL) has emerged as a standard approach for building an intelligent system, which involves multiple self-operated agents to collectively accomplish a designated task. More importantly, there has been a great attention to RL since the introduction of deep learning that essentially makes RL feasible to operate in high-dimensional environments. However, current research interests are diverted into different directions, such as multi-agent and multi-objective learning, and human-machine interactions. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a comprehensive software architecture that not only plays a vital role in designing a connect-the-dots deep RL architecture but also provides a guideline to develop a realistic RL application in a short time span. By inheriting the proposed architecture, software managers can foresee any challenges when designing a deep RL-based system. As a result, they can expedite the design process and actively control every stage of software development, which is especially critical in agile development environments. For this reason, we designed a deep RL-based framework that strictly ensures flexibility, robustness, and scalability. Finally, to enforce generalization, the proposed architecture does not depend on a specific RL algorithm, a network configuration, the number of agents, or the type of agents.
- Pub Date:
- February 2020
- Computer Science - Machine Learning;
- Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence;
- Computer Science - Computer Science and Game Theory;
- Computer Science - Robotics