A Small Gain Analysis of Single Timescale Actor Critic

4 Mar 2022  ·  Alex Olshevsky, Bahman Gharesifard ·

We consider a version of actor-critic which uses proportional step-sizes and only one critic update with a single sample from the stationary distribution per actor step. We provide an analysis of this method using the small-gain theorem. Specifically, we prove that this method can be used to find a stationary point, and that the resulting sample complexity improves the state of the art for actor-critic methods to $O \left(\mu^{-2} \epsilon^{-2} \right)$ to find an $\epsilon$-approximate stationary point where $\mu$ is the condition number associated with the critic.

PDF Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now



  Add Datasets introduced or used in this paper

Results from the Paper

  Submit results from this paper to get state-of-the-art GitHub badges and help the community compare results to other papers.


No methods listed for this paper. Add relevant methods here