Robotic Futbol Club
  • A team of lunch-box-sized robots play soccer
  • Robocup team makes last-minute checks before the competition
    Robocup team makes last-minute checks before the competition
    Courtesy Robocup

The Robotic Futbol Club Cambridge (RFC-Cambridge), also known on campus as the Robocup team, is a joint MIT–Harvard team. We build and maintain a team of at least five lunch-box-sized robots to play a soccer-like game against other teams at the international Robocup competition.

Robotic Futbol Club At a glance

Number of Members:

30 members in 2015-2016
Team leaders: 
  • David Gaddy
  • Kate Donahue (Harvard)
  • Erik Schluntz (Harvard)
Year began: 
Recent Activities

This past summer, the Robotic Futbol Club traveled to Leipzig, Germany for RoboCup 2016. In 2014, the team traveled to Lefkosa, Cyprus for the Near East University International Robotics Tournament. In the summer of 2013, the team traveled to the Netherlands to participate in the 2013 Robocup Competition.

Most Notable Moment

In an effort to pull an all-nighter, the team eventually fell asleep in Maxwell Dworkin Houst at Harvard where their robots play soccer. The team was woken up the next morning by a high school debating team who had been assigned the room for a debate compeitition. 

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