We are group of mechanical and electrical engineers and computer scientists based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are collaborating to build a team of robots for the small-size league of the Robocup competition. We are a joint Harvard-MIT endeavor with members ranging from undergraduate freshmen to graduate students.
The Harvard component of our club stems from the Harvard College Engineering Society, which was founded in 2004 as a club to join together students of all engineering disciplines and provide them with opportunities to explore their interests. in 2005, it merged with the MIT Competitive Robotics Club, which competed in the Battlebots competition.
We are building robots for the Robocup small-size league, a competition of soccer-playing robots no more than 15 cm in diameter and 18 cm tall. During the competition, the robots are completely autonomous, getting outside inputs only from overhead cameras and an external referee box.
Our mechanical engineers design and build our robots, our electrical engineers design our circuit boards, our computer scientists build the software platforms. Every year we continue to improve on the system we have in place.
We are based at MIT’s N51 in the Milkdrop and Harvard’s Maxwell-Dworkin basement labs. If you are interested, feel free to stop by or reach out to us online via email or our Facebook Page!
Our team has about 25 active members across Harvard and MIT most of which are undergraduates, but graduate and Ph.D. students are also more than welcome. We have three sub-teams: mechanical, electrical, and software. Each of the sub-teams meets weekly, alternating between Harvard and MIT. We have co-presidents as well as an executive board.