Machine learning is a data analysis technique that teaches computers to recognize what is natural for people and animals - learning through experience. There are three types of machine learning: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning.
This application is reinforcement learning with DQN (Deep Q-Learning). The reinforcement learning is concerned with how software agents ought to take actions in an environment so as to maximize some notion of cumulative reward.
This shows reinforcement learning with TurtleBot3 in gazebo.
This reinforcement learning is applied DQN(Deep Q-Learning) algorithm with LDS.
We are preparing a four-step reinforcement learning tutorial.
To do this tutorial, you need to install Tensorflow, Keras and Anaconda with Ubuntu 16.04 and ROS kinetic.
You can download Anaconda 5.2 for Python 2.7 version.
After downloading Andaconda, go to the directory in located download file and enter the follow command.
$ bash Anaconda2-x.x.x-Linux-x86_64.sh
After installing Anaconda,
$ source ~/.bashrc $ python -V
If Anaconda is installed, you can see
Python 2.7.xx :: Anaconda, Inc..
To use ROS and Anaconda together, you must additionally install ROS dependency packages.
$ pip install -U rosinstall msgpack empy defusedxml netifaces
You can install TensorFlow.
$ conda create -n tensorflow pip python=2.7
This tutorial is used python 2.7(CPU only). If you want to use another python version and GPU, please refer to TensorFlow.
$ pip install --ignore-installed --upgrade https://storage.googleapis.com/tensorflow/linux/cpu/tensorflow-1.8.0-cp27-none-linux_x86_64.whl
Keras is a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of TensorFlow.
$ pip install keras==2.1.5
$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src/ $ git clone https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/turtlebot3_machine_learning.git $ cd ~/catkin_ws && catkin_make
The goal of DQN Agent is to get the TurtleBot3 to the goal avoiding obstacles. When TurtleBot3 gets closer to the goal, it gets a positive reward, and when it gets farther it gets a negative reward. The episode ends when the TurtleBot3 crashes on an obstacle or after a certain period of time. During the episode, TurtleBot3 gets a big positive reward when it gets to the goal, and TurtleBot3 gets a big negative reward when it crashes on an obstacle.
State is an observation of environment and describes the current situation. Here,
state_size is 26 and has 24 LDS values, distance to goal, and angle to goal.
Turtlebot3’s LDS default is set to 360. You can modify sample of LDS at
<xacro:arg name="laser_visual" default="false"/> # Visualization of LDS. If you want to see LDS, set to `true`
<scan> <horizontal> <samples>360</samples> # The number of sample. Modify it to 24 <resolution>1</resolution> <min_angle>0.0</min_angle> <max_angle>6.28319</max_angle> </horizontal> </scan>
|sample = 360||sample = 24|
Action is what an agent can do in each state. Here, turtlebot3 has always 0.15 m/s of linear velocity. angular velocity is determined by action.
When turtlebot3 takes an action in a state, it receives a reward. The reward design is very important for learning. A reward can be positive or negative. When turtlebot3 gets to the goal, it gets big positive reward. When turtlebot3
collides with an obstacle, it gets big negative reward. If you want to apply your reward design, modify
setReward function at
This tutorial has been learned using DQN. DQN is a reinforcement learning method that selects a deep neural network by approximating the action-value function(Q-value). Agent has follow hyper parameters at
|episode_step||6000||The time step of one episode.|
|target_update||2000||Update rate of target network.|
|discount_factor||0.99||Represents how much future events lose their value according to how far away.|
|learning_rate||0.00025||Learning speed. If the value is too large, learning does not work well, and if it is too small, learning time is long.|
|epsilon||1.0||The probability of choosing a random action.|
|epsilon_decay||0.99||Reduction rate of epsilon. When one episode ends, the epsilon reduce.|
|epsilon_min||0.05||The minimum of epsilon.|
|batch_size||64||Size of a group of training samples.|
|train_start||64||Start training if the replay memory size is greater than 64.|
|memory||1000000||The size of replay memory.|
Stage 1 is a 4x4 map with no obstacles.
$ roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_stage_1.launch $ roslaunch turtlebot3_dqn turtlebot3_dqn_stage_1.launch
Stage 2 is a 4x4 map with four cylinders of static obstacles.
$ roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_stage_2.launch $ roslaunch turtlebot3_dqn turtlebot3_dqn_stage_2.launch
Stage 2 is a 4x4 map with four cylinders of moving obstacles.
$ roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_stage_3.launch $ roslaunch turtlebot3_dqn turtlebot3_dqn_stage_3.launch
Stage 4 is a 5x5 map with walls and two cylinders of moving obstacles.
$ roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_stage_4.launch $ roslaunch turtlebot3_dqn turtlebot3_dqn_stage_4.launch
If you want to see graph, launch the graph launch file.
$ roslaunch turtlebot3_dqn result_graph.launch