This paper considers a distributed reinforcement learning problem in which a network of multiple agents aim to cooperatively maximize the globally averaged return through communication with only local neighbors. A randomized communication-efficient multi-agent actor-critic algorithm is proposed for possibly unidirectional communication relationships depicted by a directed graph. It is shown that the algorithm can solve the problem for strongly connected graphs by allowing each agent to transmit only two scalar-valued variables at one time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 5 2019|
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