A brand new, $1.75 million program has just been launched to discover if robots are evil. Well, maybe not “evil” exactly, but researchers do want to know if robots are “deliberately making unsafe moves” for their human counterparts.

Though it sounds like something out of Terminator or I, Robot, the study is totally legit. Funded by the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (or EPSRC for short), the study is expected to take up to three and a half years to complete — all to make sure your robot nurse won’t snuff you out with your pillow.