Arduino project - sensor

Hi guys,

Just wanted to ask a question regards to my project. My project is :

To design a micro-mouse robot that can detect black spots (representing mines) in a predefined area. The first stage of the project will involve the design of the “mouse”, including sensor arrays, motor controllers and micro controller programming. The robot should be able to navigate in the area avoiding all “mines.

My question is, what kind of sensor could i use to detect these black dots ? I will be using the arduino board, and would like some help or idea as to my solution!

Thank you

A Google search for "line follower robots sensors" would be a place to start.

Can you have sensors an an arm in front of your mouse? I'm curious about whether the mines are considered triggered if you touch it or merely if some part of your robot passes over it.

Hi, what sensor would i use? IR?

well, initially the robot should not touch the mines, and detect it without the robot it self going over it

groundFungus:
A Google search for "line follower robots sensors" would be a place to start.

Thank you, I will look into this online