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## Meta Inverse Constrained Reinforcement Learning: Convergence Guarantee and Generalization Analysis

### Shicheng Liu · Minghui Zhu

##### Halle B #145

Abstract:
This paper considers the problem of learning the reward function and constraints of an expert from few demonstrations. This problem can be considered as a meta-learning problem where we first learn meta-priors over reward functions and constraints from other distinct but related tasks and then adapt the learned meta-priors to new tasks from only few expert demonstrations. We formulate a bi-level optimization problem where the upper level aims to learn a meta-prior over reward functions and the lower level is to learn a meta-prior over constraints. We propose a novel algorithm to solve this problem and formally guarantee that the algorithm reaches the set of $\epsilon$-stationary points at the iteration complexity $O(\frac{1}{\epsilon^2})$. We also quantify the generalization error to an arbitrary new task. Experiments are used to validate that the learned meta-priors can adapt to new tasks with good performance from only few demonstrations.

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