Section: New Software and Platforms
Black-Box Optimization for Dynamic Movement Primitives
Functional Description: The DMP-BBO Matlab library is a direct consequence of the insight that black-box optimization outperforms reinforcement learning when using policies represented as Dynamic Movement Primitives. It implements several variants of the PIBB algorithm for direct policy search. The dmp-bbo C++ library has been extended to include the “unified model for regression”. The implementation of several of the function approximators have been made real-time compatible.