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What is the difference between reinforcement learning and optimal control?

Coming from a process (optimal) control background, I have begun studying the field of deep reinforcement learning. Sutton & Barto (2015) state that particularly important (to the writing of the ...
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Is there any difference between a control and an action in reinforcement learning?

There are reinforcement learning papers (e.g. Metacontrol for Adaptive Imagination-Based Optimization) that use (apparently, interchangeably) the term control or action to refer to the effect of the ...
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When should I use Reinforcement Learning vs PID Control?

When designing solutions to problems such as the Lunar Lander on OpenAIGym, Reinforcement Learning is a tempting means of giving the agent adequate action control so as to successfully land. But ...
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