Using ROS means a large number of software packages are available to solve a whole range of complex problems.
The range of movements of the hand mean it’s capable of almost all human gestures.
The hand can be mounted on a wide range of mobile platforms. Shown here on a platform at the European Space Agency.
The Shadow hand can grasp almost any object the human hand can, even those that are paper thin.
Native ROS compatibility makes the Hand a natural fit for various robots & platforms such as the PR2 that also use ROS.