We show that for several variations of partially observable Markov decision processes, polynomial-time algorithms for finding control policies are unlikely to or simply don't have guarantees of finding policies within a constant factor or a constant summand of optimal. Here "unlikely" means "unless some complexity classes collapse," where the collapses considered are P = NP, P = PSPACE, or P = EXP. Until or unless these collapses are shown to hold, any control-policy designer must choose between such performance guarantees and efficient computation.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Artificial Intelligence