We hear that Energid Technologies and MobileRobots Inc have partnered to produce a new mobile robot code-named "Dactyl" that combines MobileRobots' autonomous PatrolBot with Energid's Actin arm and control inferace. Meanwhile, in Japan, Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Corp have put a jointly developed autonomous cleaning robot to work in a building in Osaka City. Need to build your own robot but don't think you have all the electronic skills you need? A reader pointed out Forrest Mims' book, Getting Started in Electronics. (old timers may remember buying his Engineer's Notebook series at Radio Shack). John Palmisano of SocietyofRobots.com posted an interesting demographics break down of robot hobbyists who visit his website. Travis Deyle noticed a CMU social, snack-fetching robot called, appropriately, Snackbot. A couple of roboticists who are apparently also music fans reported that Beyoncé is now sporting a "robot" glove that makes her look like a Cyborg. The roboglove is a one of kind titanium piece created from a cast of her arm to assure a perfect fit. We're hoping she'll stop by the robots.net lab so we can take a closer look. Roland Piquepaille reports on flying, weathercasting robots. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.