Moral conflicts in VR: Addressing grade disputes with a virtual trainer

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents
    Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages231-234
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67401-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-67400-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2017
    Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017 - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 17
    http://iva2017.org/

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    Volume10498

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
    Abbreviated titleIVA
    CountrySweden
    CityStockholm
    Period27/08/1730/08/17
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    Kolkmeier, J., Lee, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2017). Moral conflicts in VR: Addressing grade disputes with a virtual trainer. In Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 231-234). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10498). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_28