Neural Networks and robotics

Hello to everyone!

I’ m completely new to this site and robotics in general but i have a background knowledge in neural networks using matlab but never combined them with robots.
How can i combine them together? What algorithms should i learn? Math is pretty important since they provide a solid background in this field, so any suggestions on what to study would be great!
I need ideas, experienced people to give their opinion, students who currently work or were working on something similar, papers to read…most importantly, where to start!