Our friends at GetRobo point out that NASA’s original Robonaut was given a hand by London’s Shadow Robot Company. But according to Rich Walker, the Technical Director at Shadow Robot, NASA’s Robonaut2 does not utilize their hands.
Shadow Robot lists a number of institutions that have made use of their robotic hands, including a link to NASA’s Robonaut homepage (for their work on the original Robonaut). They have also worked with such fine institutions as Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge University, and Tokyo University.
The new hand (seen in the foreground of the photo) is motorized giving it a smaller volume compared to the earlier air muscle version (background), and sports 24 individual degrees of freedom.