Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16 (NIPS 2003)
Milos Hauskrecht, Branislav Kveton
Approximate linear programming (ALP) has emerged recently as one of the most promising methods for solving complex factored MDPs with (cid:2)nite state spaces. In this work we show that ALP solutions are not limited only to MDPs with (cid:2)nite state spaces, but that they can also be applied successfully to factored continuous-state MDPs (CMDPs). We show how one can build an ALP-based approximation for such a model and contrast it to existing solution methods. We argue that this approach offers a robust alternative for solving high dimensional continuous-state space problems. The point is supported by experiments on three CMDP problems with 24-25 continuous state factors.