Tomorrow at fmx in Stuttgart Germany, Torfi Frans Ólafsson, Technical Producer at CCP, will be speaking on this very subject: "From space ships to avatars: Adding full-body Characters to EVE Online". I wish I could get my hands on his speech or a video of his presentation. If you happen to have additional information, please feel free to post a comment and share it. Here's and excerpt on his presentation"
"Torfi will talk about the development of a hybrid motion capture and procedural character animation system being built for an upcoming EVE Online expansion, currently in development. The system will allow its players to socialize inside stations using high resolution full-body avatars."