Rock Paper Scissors SXSW

Object Detection

Roboflow Universe Roboflow Rock Paper Scissors SXSW

Rock Paper Scissors SXSW Computer Vision Project

Drop an image or


3129 images
Explore Dataset

Background Information

This dataset was created as part of the World's Largest Game of Rock, Paper, Scissors talk and challenge introduced by Joseph Nelson and Salo Levy @ SXSW 2023.

World's Largest Game of Rock, Paper, Scissors Contest Announcement

  • the above image is linked to the entry page

Version 11: Deploy Tab Inference

  • the demo video was prepared from the Deploy Tab, and utilizes v11 (YOLOv8n-100epochs)

The dataset includes an aggregation of images cloned from the following datasets:

  1. - null images

New images were added to the dataset and labeled to supplement the examples from the cloned datasets. Members of Team Roboflow, and more close friends of the team, are included in the dataset to assist with creating a more robust, generalized, model.

Example Labeled Image from the dataset: Two people playing Rock, Paper, Scissors

Participation Rules and FAQ

Contest Rules and FAQ

  • the above image is linked to the FAQ and contest entry page

Trained Model API

This project has a trained model available that you can try in your browser and use to get predictions via our Hosted Inference API and other deployment methods.


This project has a YOLOv8 model checkpoint available for inference with Roboflow Deploy. YOLOv8 is a new state-of-the-art real-time object detection model.

Cite This Project

If you use this dataset in a research paper, please cite it using the following BibTeX:

                            title = { Rock Paper Scissors SXSW Dataset },
                            type = { Open Source Dataset },
                            author = { Roboflow },
                            howpublished = { \url{ } },
                            url = { },
                            journal = { Roboflow Universe },
                            publisher = { Roboflow },
                            year = { 2024 },
                            month = { feb },
                            note = { visited on 2024-02-23 },

Connect Your Model With Program Logic

Find utilities and guides to help you start using the Rock Paper Scissors SXSW project in your project.



Last Updated

3 days ago

Project Type

Object Detection




Views: 40439

Views in previous 30 days: 4704

Downloads: 2293

Downloads in previous 30 days: 188