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

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    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


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