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For example, one may choose to learn a linear model of the form

s t + 1 = A s t + B a t ,

using an algorithm similar to linear regression. Here, the parameters of the model are the matrices A and B , and we can estimate them using the data collected from our m trials, by picking

arg min A , B i = 1 m t = 0 T - 1 s t + 1 ( i ) - A s t ( i ) + B a t ( i ) 2 .

(This corresponds to the maximum likelihood estimate of the parameters.)

Having learned A and B , one option is to build a deterministic model, in which given an input s t and a t , the output s t + 1 is exactly determined. Specifically, we always compute s t + 1 according to Equation  [link] . Alternatively, we may also build a stochastic model, in which s t + 1 is a random function of the inputs, by modelling it as

s t + 1 = A s t + B a t + ϵ t ,

where here ϵ t is a noise term, usually modeled as ϵ t N ( 0 , Σ ) . (The covariance matrix Σ can also be estimated from data in a straightforward way.)

Here, we've written the next-state s t + 1 as a linear function of the current state and action; but of course, non-linear functions are also possible.Specifically, one can learn a model s t + 1 = A φ s ( s t ) + B φ a ( a t ) , where φ s and φ a are some non-linear feature mappings of the states and actions. Alternatively, one can also use non-linear learning algorithms, such as locally weighted linearregression, to learn to estimate s t + 1 as a function of s t and a t . These approaches can also be used to build either deterministic or stochastic simulatorsof an MDP.

Fitted value iteration

We now describe the fitted value iteration algorithm for approximating the value function of a continuous state MDP. In the sequel, we will assumethat the problem has a continuous state space S = R n , but that the action space A is small and discrete. In practice, most MDPs have much smaller action spaces than state spaces. E.g., a car has a 6d state space, and a2d action space (steering and velocity controls); the inverted pendulum has a 4d state space, and a 1d action space; a helicopter has a 12d state space, and a4d action space. So, discretizing ths set of actions is usually less of a problem than discretizing the state space would have been.

Recall that in value iteration, we would like to perform the update

V ( s ) : = R ( s ) + γ max a s ' P s a ( s ' ) V ( s ' ) d s ' = R ( s ) + γ max a E s ' P s a [ V ( s ' ) ]

(In "Value iteration and policy iteration" , we had written the value iteration update with a summation V ( s ) : = R ( s ) + γ max a s ' P s a ( s ' ) V ( s ' ) rather than an integral over states; the new notation reflects that we are now working in continuous states rather than discrete states.)

The main idea of fitted value iteration is that we are going to approximately carry out this step, over a finite sampleof states s ( 1 ) , ... , s ( m ) . Specifically, we will use a supervised learning algorithm—linear regression in our description below—to approximate the value functionas a linear or non-linear function of the states:

V ( s ) = θ T φ ( s ) .

Here, φ is some appropriate feature mapping of the states.

For each state s in our finite sample of m states, fitted value iteration will first compute a quantity y ( i ) , which will be our approximation to R ( s ) + γ max a E s ' P s a [ V ( s ' ) ] (the right hand side of Equation  [link] ). Then, it will apply a supervised learning algorithm to try to get V ( s ) close to R ( s ) + γ max a E s ' P s a [ V ( s ' ) ] (or, in other words, to try to get V ( s ) close to y ( i ) ).

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
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