TY - CHAP A1 - Cornelius Weber A2 - Mark Elshaw A3 - Stefan Wermter A4 - Jochen Triesch A5 - Christopher Willmot ED1 - Cornelius Weber ED2 - Mark Elshaw ED3 - Norbert Michael Mayer Y1 - 2008-01-01 PY - 2008 T1 - Reinforcement Learning Embedded in Brains and Robots N2 - Brains rule the world, and brain-like computation is increasingly used in computers and electronic devices. Brain-like computation is about processing and interpreting data or directly putting forward and performing actions. Learning is a very important aspect. This book is on reinforcement learning which involves performing actions to achieve a goal. The first 11 chapters of this book describe and extend the scope of reinforcement learning. The remaining 11 chapters show that there is already wide usage in numerous fields. Reinforcement learning can tackle control tasks that are too complex for traditional, hand-designed, non-learning controllers. As learning computers can deal with technical complexities, the tasks of human operators remain to specify goals on increasingly higher levels. This book shows that reinforcement learning is a very dynamic area in terms of theory and applications and it shall stimulate and encourage new research in this field. BT - Reinforcement Learning SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/5278 DO - 10.5772/5278 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-14 ER -