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Developing the ability to recognize a landmark from a visual image of a robot's current location is a fundamental problem in robotics. We describe a way in which the landmark matching problem can be mapped to that of learning a one-dimensional geometric pattern. The first contribution of our work is an efficient noise-tolerant algorithm (designed using the statistical query model) to PAC-learn the class of one-dimensional geometric patterns. The second contribution of our work is an empirical study of our algorithm that provides at least some evidence that statistical query algorithms may be valuable for use in practice for handling noisy data.
Goldman, Sally A. and Scott, Stephen D., "A Theoretical and Empirical Study of a Noise-Tolerant Algorithm to Learn Geometric Patterns" Report Number: WUCS-97-20 (1997). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.