Gloves on space suits are hard to use because of their high gas pressure relative to the surrounding vacuum. It's simply strenuous to bend the fingers and astronauts are even said to lose their nails after having worked with them. This is not good enough for spending a year on Mars or Phobos with daily EVA's. Currently, the research and development seems focused on bringing many different technologies together, like "smart" textiles, aerogels, moisture control strategy, dust tolerant lightweight bearings and low torque finger and thumb joint designs" and even casting the hands of the individual astronauts for custom made designs.
Is there a smarter way to bypass all that cumbersome and questionable work? Tools like shovels and drills could maybe be hooked onto the suit and used without need to bend any finger. A glove box, much smaller than the stationary one imaged below, could maybe be strapped around the glove when teleoperation with a joystick or a cyber glove is needed. If such a box (why not make it an inflatable "glove bag") has the same pressure as the suit, there would be no resistance due to pressure differences. An exoskeleton, maybe inside of the glove, could add motion power to light finger movements.