Moral Conflicts in VR: Addressing Grade Disputes with a Virtual Trainer

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Description

    A Virtual Trainer (VT) for moral expertise development can potentially contribute to organizational and personal moral well-being. In a pilot study a prototype of the VT confronted university employees with a complaint from an anonymous student on unfair grading: a plausible scenario. Addressing criticisms from students may be a stressful situation for many teaching professionals. For successful training, adapting the agent’s strategy based on the performance of the user is crucial. To this end, we further recorded a multimodal dataset of the interactions between the participants and the VT for future analysis. Participants saw the value in a VT that lets them practice such encounters. What is more, many participants felt truly taken aback when our VT announced that a student was unhappy with them. We further describe a first look at the multimodal dataset.
    Period28 Aug 2017
    Event title17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
    Event typeConference
    Conference number17
    LocationStockholm, SwedenShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational

    Keywords

    • VR
    • skill training
    • gaze
    • multimodal
    • moral expertise
    • moral conflict