Object tracking is important in autonomous robotics, military applications, financial
time-series forecasting, and mobile systems. In order to correctly track through clutter,
algorithms which predict the next value in a time series are essential.
The competence of standard machine learning techniques to create bearing prediction
estimates was examined. The results show that the classification based algorithms
produce more accurate estimates than the state-of-the-art statistical models. Artificial
Neural Networks (ANNs) and K-Nearest Neighbour were used, demonstrating that this
technique is not specific to a single classifier. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.