Traffic Light Controller by Reinforcement Learning Method with Local States

Konferenz: ISTET 2009 - VXV International Symposium on Theoretical Engineering
22.06.2009 - 24.06.2009 in Lübeck, Germany

Tagungsband: ISTET 2009

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Fasih, Alireza; Khan, Umair Ali; Chedjou, Jean; Kyamakya, Kyandoghere (Transportation Informatics Group, Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria)

In this paper we describe an efficient method for traffic light controllers. This method is based on enhanced reinforcement learning with local states around each traffic light on crossings. It uses many independent controllers depending upon the number of crossings. Each controller can learn the best actions by a supervised method that is based on reward and punishment policy. The supervisor system monitors the outcome of actions on the specific state. The reward policy is based on this monitoring and tries to minimize the traffic on crossings. Each node or agent tries to self-organize for getting the best decisions (actions) for each state. It is possible to implement this project by the minimum infrastructure and accessories. At the end some result and benchmarking with classical method has shown.