Cluster Computing

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 933–945 | Cite as

A fuzzy-based reliability system for knowledge sharing between robots in P2P JXTA-overlay platform

  • Evjola Spaho
  • Kouhei Umezaki
  • Leonard Barolli
  • Fatos Xhafa
  • Muhammad Younas


The design of an efficient collaborative multi-robot framework that ensures the autonomy and the individual requirements of the involved robots is a very challenging task. This requires designing an efficient platform for inter-robot communication. P2P is a good approach to achieve this goal. P2P aims at making the communication ubiquitous thereby crossing the communication boundary and has many attractive features to use it as a platform for collaborative multi-robot environments. In this paper, we present our implemented P2P system based on JXTA Overlay. We use JXTA Overlay as a platform for robot collaboration and knowledge sharing. We also propose a fuzzy-based peer reliability system for JXTA-Overlay platform considering three parameters: Actual Behavior Criterion (ABC), Mutually Agreed Behavior (MAB) and Reputation (R). We evaluated the knowledge sharing system by many experiments and show that this system has a good performance and can be used successfully for knowledge sharing between robots. Also, we present some simulation results, which show the fuzzy-based peer reliability system has a good behavior and can successfully select the best peer candidate.


Robot Knowledge Sharing P2P Fuzzy system 



This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for scientific research of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The authors would like to thank JSPS for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evjola Spaho
    • 1
  • Kouhei Umezaki
    • 1
  • Leonard Barolli
    • 2
  • Fatos Xhafa
    • 3
  • Muhammad Younas
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringFukuoka Institute of TechnologyFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information and Communication EngineeringFukuoka Institute of TechnologyFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Languages and Informatics SystemsTechnical University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Computing and Communication Technologies, Faculty of Technology, Design and EnvironmentOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK

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