No, it isn't playing dead. Boston Dynamics' robo-dog Spot experiences a technical failure at Amazon's Re:Mars conference.
Service Dog Calms War Vet's PTSD
Source: USA Today - Erick Scott knows first-hand what it's like to suffer from PTSD. He was paired with a special service dog to help him combat his anxiety. He was amazed to see how his dog, Gumbo, reacted when he became agitated. Watch more at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP6HGa63sBC7-KHtkme-p-g