Modern Robotics has a comprehensive range of sensors for competition, experimentation and education.  All the sensors are housed in rugged custom housings so there is no exposed circuit boards or wires that can damage the sensor or the host system. See an overview of some of the sensors in the video below.


Sensor Documentation

All the information you need
about Modern Robotics Sensors
in one document.

PDF File


Modern Robotics Education for Lessons and Activities

Lessons and Activities at

View as
Sort by
Display per page

Color Sensor

The Modern Robotics Color Sensor detects the color of an object using reflected light or the color of light from an external light source. Great for detecting and tracking colored lines and determining the color of a lit object.

Touch Sensor

The MRI Touch Sensor is robust and enclosed in a housing for easy mounting. Great for installing as a limit switch or bumper switch.

Optical Distance Sensor

The Optical Distance Sensor, or ODS, detects changes in the distance from a target surface using pulsed light.

Range Sensor

The Modern Robotics Range Sensor measures distances from 1cm to 255cm. The Range Sensor combines an ultrasonic sensor to detect objects from approximately 5cm to 255 cm and an optical sensor to detect objects closer than 5cm.

Compass & Acceleration Sensor

Measure your magnetic heading, magnetic field strength, acceleration, and tilt with this one small sensor.

Integrating Gyro

The Modern Robotics 3 Axis Integrating Gyro returns the rate of rotation for the x, y, and z axes as well as heading information from the z axis.

IR Locator 360

The IR Locator detects the direction of IR light in every direction around the robot at a resolution of ±5°. Great for use with the IR Beacon and IR Ball.

IR Seeker V3

The IRSeeker V3 sensor detects IR signals and determines the direction to the source.

Sensor Extension Kit

Extend your sensor wire for a wider sense of the environment. 25cm in length. 3 3-wire extensions and 3 4-wire extensions.

Sensor Pigtail Kit

This kit of three 3-wire and three 4-wire pigtails are perfect for connecting your custom sensors to the Core Device Interface ports.

Advanced Sensor Bundle

Advance your Robot's senses with a Color Sensor, Range Sensor, Integrating Gyro, and Sensor Extension Kit for 20% less than the retail price. A $125 value.