No, it isn't playing dead. Boston Dynamics' robo-dog Spot experiences a technical failure at Amazon's Re:Mars conference.
Leap Frogs Jump into Busch Stadium
From the point of view of our jump master, SOC Brad Woodard, this shows the process of sighting the drop zone before jumping out over St. Louis and into Busch Stadium for the April 30, 2014 Cardinals vs. Brewers match up.