Clustered interval-censored failure time data often occur in a wide variety of research and application fields such as cancer and AIDS studies. For such data, the failure times of interest are interval-censored and may be correlated for subjects coming from the same cluster. This paper presents a robust semiparametric transformation mixed effect models to analyze such data and use a U-statistic based on rank correlation to estimate the unknown parameters. The large sample properties of the estimator are also established. In addition, the authors illustrate the performance of the proposed estimate with extensive simulations and two real data examples.