Abstract: Let be a realization of a bivariate jointly strictly stationary process. We consider a robust estimator of the regression function by using local polynomial regression techniques. The estimator is a local M-estimator weighted by a kernel function. Under mixing conditions satisfied by many time series models, together with other appropriate conditions, consistency and asymptotic normality results are established. One-step local M-estimators are introduced to reduce computational burden. In addition, we give a data-driven choice for minimizing the scale factor involving the -function in the asymptotic covariance expression, by drawing a parallel with the class of Huber's -functions. The method is illustrated via two examples.
Key words and phrases: Data-driven, local M-estimator, local polynomial regression, mixing condition, one-step, robustness.