No, it isn't playing dead. Boston Dynamics' robo-dog Spot experiences a technical failure at Amazon's Re:Mars conference.
Robot Can Run Like a Human
Durus-2D could prove useful in their goal to develop cutting-edge robotic limbs for amputees and those with limited mobility. The robot reaches a peak height of 13 cm off the ground. More information on the robots of AMBER Lab at: www.bipedalrobotics.com